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Progress Online: Rejoining the north European mainstream

The campaign to increase the £6.19 an hour national minimum wage to a living wage of £8.55 in London and £7.45 in the UK should be supported on the grounds of both equity and efficiency. The living wage is good for families and workers, but also for firms and for the UK economy.

Professor Simon Deakin, Director of the Centre for Business Research (CBR), on the benefits to the UK of a living wage.

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