"I don’t have the figures in my head."
During Living Wage Week, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s Katie Schmuecker explores the impact of paying the Living Wage, and why more needs to be done to wipe out the poverty premium.
The Ritzy Living Wage campaign is an inspiring example of that call to action for raising wages.
For the Green party, asking nicely for employers to pay a living wage isn't enough.
Sixty per cent of workers agree that the minimum wage should be raised to the level of the living wage.
Requiring all employers to pay a living wage would stimulate the economy, save the state money and ensure that work always pays.
As well as boosting pay for low earners, we need to tackle excessive pay at the top.
We must end the absurdity of companies being financially penalised for becoming living wage employers.
"Naming and shaming" employers who don't pay the living wage is likely to have disappointing results.