John Sentamu the Archbishop of York has called for evidence from the low paid and employers to advocate for a living wage in the UK, Sentamu is part of a new Living Wage Commission set to investigate how a living wage can be implemented in the UK.
The Living Wage Commission is an independent, 12 month inquiry into the future of the Living Wage. Bringing together leading figures from business, trade unions and civil society, Commissioners are investigating what potential the increasingly popular concept of a Living Wage holds for Britain’s five million low paid workers. Commissioners will research and assess evidence on the value of the Living Wage, barriers to its implementation and how these could be overcome.
See further details on the Living Wage Commission at http://livingwagecommission.org.uk/