Boris has continued his calls for the citywide acceptance of the £7.45 London Living Wage. In a statement, he claimed that the adoption of the Wage would be a cogent business decision as one that helps to target poverty:

“This is not only morally right but also makes good business sense, contributing to better recruitment and retention of staff, higher productivity, and a more loyal workforce with high morale. I look forward to the day when we can say that no Londoner is being paid anything less than the London Living Wage.’”

Barclays have gone further than merely accepting the Wage, and have declared that they will pay £7.75 to around 1,000 cleaning, mailroom, security and catering staff. Protests have begun at the Hyatt Andez Hotel, however, where many staff are only paid the current national minimum wage of £5.52 an hour.

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