News

23 April 2015

David Cameron unable to specify what the living wage is when questioned on Radio 1 interview

The shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna said that: the interview with young people showed that David Cameron was out of touch. “It’s no wonder the Tories have nothing to offer working people,” he said.
“And unlike the Tories, who have done nothing to promote it, Labour will help employers pay a living wage with new incentives through Make Work Pay contracts.”
The UK living wage is £9.15 per hour in London and £7.85 an hour in the rest of the country

The U.K minimum wage is £6.50.

The minimum wage for adults living in New Zealand is $14.75

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/apr/22/david-cameron-forgets-living-wage-radio-1

http://www.livingwage.org.uk/news/new-2015-living-wage-rates-announced

http://www.labour.org.uk/issues/detail/fair-wages

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11407687

https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates