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'Real living wage' rises to £9 an hour

Those lucky enough to work for an employer who has voluntarily signed up to the "real living wage" are set for a 2.8% pay rise this week.
For the first time they will receive £9 an hour.
This is not to be confused with the compulsory National Living Wage, which is currently £7.83 an hour for anyone over the age of 25.
Real living wage employers in London will pay an extra 3.4%, bringing the minimum hourly rate to £10.55.
The rate is independently calculated, to reflect what people need to spend to feed, clothe and house themselves.
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