|In response to the cost of living crisis we're seeing unfolding rapidly, more UK employers than ever are pledging to pay a “real living wage”.
The Living Wage Foundation independently calculates the minimum wage necessitated in accordance with the cost of living, currently set at £9.90 in most of the UK, and £11.05 in London. Almost half of the employers part of foundation have signed up since March 2020, and one in 13 UK workers work for an employer who pays the real living wage or higher.
The work of the foundation is essential in this day and age, holding employers responsible as inflation reaches record highs.
|The Queen's speech this week was shockingly absent of any measures to combat the concerning economic landscape, arguably one of the biggest challenges facing the UK today. Similarly, the government has cited it as "top priority" but provides no new support while one in five households with children are struggling to put food on the table.
Meanwhile this week, Tory MP Lee Anderson claims food banks are not necessary in the UK, rather there is just a lack of cooking and budgeting skills. On top of this, Dartford tories had an opening party for a new food bank, cutting a ribbon with smiling faces, and even tucking into a buffet to celebrate.