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July 8, 2015
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UK: Living Wage for Live Events Campaign Progresses

Campaigners backing the living wage in the meetings industry say there is no hiding place for venues after Chancellor George Osborne announced plans to introduce a National Living Wage.

This week, M&IT magazine teamed up with the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) to launch the Living Wage for Live Events campaign to persuade event buyers and policy makers to encourage venue and hospitality providers to pay the living wage - calculated by the Centre for Research in Social Policy as £9.15 per hour in London and £7.85 in the rest of the UK. Currently, up to 90 per cent of workers in the hospitality sector live below that rate.

In this week’s Budget, Osborne announced plans to introduce the national living wage for all workers over the age of 25, pegged at £7.20 per hour from April 2016 and set to reach £9 by 2020.

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