Making the Living Wage Real

A special episode to mark the Living Wage Week 11-17 November 2019. It is no wonder there is poverty in families that are working, when the wages that so many people are paid, are just not enough to live on. To find out why we need a real living wage, I spoke with Katherine Chapman, director of the Living Wage Foundation and to hear the story about how the original living wage calculations came about from Rev Paul Nicolson, who as Chair of the Zacchaeus 2000 Trust, initiated the first research into minimum income standards which then became the basis of the real living wage, he went on to found the campaigning group Taxpayers Against Poverty www.taxpayersagainstpoverty.org.uk  www.realagenda.org