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London Living Wage Research - Introduction

Researching the living wage in the UK 2001–2013

Jane Wills, Department of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS, j.wills@qmul.ac.uk, 0207 882 8200

I have been tracking the development of the living wage campaign since it was launched by London Citizens in Walthamstow, east London, in 2001.

During that time, the campaign has spread to the national scale and is now led by the Living Wage Foundation.

You can find the following information by using the links to additional pages and files:

 

Mapping the gap between the National Minimum Wage, the London and UK Living Wage rates 2003–2012

YearNMW*LLW*DifferenceDiff %LLW w/o benefitsLW rest of UK***Difference UK: London LW
20034.56.301.840
20044.856.501.6534
20055.056.701.65338.10
20065.357.051.70329.00
20075.527.201.68309.15
20085.737.451.72309.60
20095.807.601.80319.85
20105.937.851.923210.15
20116.088.302.223610.407.201.12
20126.198.552.363810.707.451.46
20136.318.802.4939.511.307.651.15

* set by the Government funded Low Pay Commission (http://www.lowpay.gov.uk)
** calculated by the GLA from 2005 (http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor/economic_unit/workstreams/living-wage.jsp)
*** calculated by the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University.

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