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How Brent’s Labour Council is putting the living wage first

Businesses in north-west London could be the first in the country to be offered business rates discounts as an incentive to pay the ‘living wage’ in a move being considered by Brent Council.

Some of the capital’s lowest-paid workers, in the borough which is home to the national stadium, could get pay rises of around £2.50 an hour after the council signalled its intention to offer firms in the borough up to £5,000 off their business rates – if they become living wage accredited employers. Continue reading