Tory MPs Urge David Cameron To Make Minimum Wage A Living Wage
Tory MPs are calling on David Cameron to back an increase to the national minimum wage as a way to avoid "subsidising low pay on a massive scale" and win over working voters.
This comes as a modernising group of Tory modernisers, called Renewal, have launched a six-point pledge card at the Tory party's annual conference in Manchester with proposals the party should adopt.
How much is it, exactly?
The living wage is now set at £8.55 an hour in London and £7.45 an hour in the rest of the UK.
By comparison, the national minimum wage is significantly lower. From 1st October, 2013 the national minimum wage will be £6.31 an hour for adults, and £5.03 for those aged 18 to 21.