New Report – Living Wage and the Role of Local Government

“Living Wage and the Role of Local Government” was launched at the Living Wage for Greater Manchester event today. Written by Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) and the GM Living Wage Campaign, it discusses how local authorities in Greater Manchester can show the required leadership to improve pay across the city-region.

Report author Matthew Jackson said:

“Low pay is the biggest growing aspect of poverty. We recommend it is embedded into corporate strategy and shapes procurement decisions.

“Devolution is in. It is sexy. We recommend that authorities use City Deals and Living Wage City Deals to draw down tax and benefit savings and reinvest in supporting the private sector to pay their workers the Living Wage.”

Please download and read the report here, and share it widely – if you share on social media you could use the #LW4LocalGov hashtag

Living wage and the role of local government

The report has been covered in the Guardian and New Start Magazine.

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