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Supporting Ed’s Living Wage

August 25, 2010 at 4:49 am / by

Tulip Siddiq and Ed Miliband

I’m really happy to have been able to add my name and join Ed Miliband in his campaign for a Living Wage – an add-on to the minimum wage which will take into account the difference in living costs in cities.

I’m supporting this issue for two reasons. Firstly, any measure that can improve the wages of the lowest-paid in society is hard to disagree with, and it’s important for everyone to realise that, even with a minimum wage, there are big differences in living costs in different areas of the country.

Secondly, research has shown that companies that pay their workers less than the ‘living wage’ actually end up costing the taxpayer more money – and if we can cut down on this type of cost without cutting key public services, then we should do it!

You can read more about the living wage here and also Ed’s article in the Observer here.

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