Living Wage

  • Foodservice Footprint P16-17 Living Wage campaign targets ‘unscrupulous’ bosses Foodservice News and Information Out of Home sector news  news-email Living Wage

    Living Wage campaign targets ‘unscrupulous’ bosses

    The government has launched a new campaign to raise awareness among workers who are being underpaid. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is investing £1.7m to encourage workers to check their pay to ensure they are receiving… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint footprintlords2015029 Productivity push can help soften impact of NLW Foodservice News and Information Out of Home sector news  Productivity news-email Living Wage IPPR Institute for Public Policy Research

    Productivity push can help soften impact of NLW

    Foodservice and hospitality businesses are failing to adopt existing practices and technologies to help them manage the impact of the national living wage. Instead, they are offsetting the higher wage bills by reducing overtime pay, for example, or raising prices… Read More

  • News review

    Forget ethics, say consumers   HAS YOUGOV managed to deliver the first survey in which consumers have answered honestly in relation to their ethical purchasing habits? The pollster (along with Winkworth Sherwood) found that only 7% of the UK population… Read More

  • Living wage hits £9.40 in London

    THE LONDON living wage has risen from £9.15 per hour to £9.40, or 23% higher than the government’s new national living wage set to be introduced in April next year. Outside of London, the living wage has also been adjusted,… Read More

  • Numbers you need to know

    Sign of the times More than 144,000 people signed a petition in support of a 7p charge on every regular-sized can of soft drink with added sugar. As is parliamentary protocol, the government considered the topic for debate. And then said… Read More

  • Pay attention

    THE NATIONAL minimum wage for those over the age of 21 has just gone up from £6.50 to £6.70. Apparently, 74% of businesses didn’t realise. Apprentices also got their biggest ever pay rise this month – up 57p to £3.30 an… Read More

  • News in review

    SALT LINKED to obesity in new study. (Small) bonus for female workers. Blow for minimum price deal on alcohol. Be careful with burgers. Pop star’s plea on climate change.                        … Read More

  • Apetito joins ethical trading initiative

    APETITO HAS joined the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) to support worker rights around the globe. The company, which provides frozen meals to hospitals, care homes and local authorities, has said it is committed to improving working conditions throughout their supply… Read More

  • Living wage could hurt future profits, says pub group

    MITCHELLS AND Butlers has raised concerns over the impact of the National Living Wage after posting overall sales growth in its third quarter trading.                           The pub group… Read More

  • Ikea first national retailer to promise living wage

    IKEA, THE Swedish retail giant, has become the first national UK retailer to promise to pay its staff the living wage. This means that staff throughout its 18 UK stores will receive a minimum basic rate of £7.85, or £9.15… Read More