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Fair Pay: a Living Wage Cardiff Capital Region

July 8th 2016

The Cardiff Capital Region City Deal is an enormous opportunity for all ten local authority areas it covers, but what does it mean for workers?

This report sets out how a step change in the number of people earning the Living Wage in the CardifLW CCRf Capital Region could be achieved. It outlines what the Living Wage is, who the region’s low paid workers are, the business, social and economic benefits and risks of paying it, and sets out a strategy for change.

Our recommendations on how a step change  can be brought about include:

  • An achievable target of around 3,000 jobs a year to be uprated to the Living Wage, with an aim of matching the out-of-London Living Wage rate within three years.
  • A dedicated resource which promotes the Living Wage in the region and assists employers with accreditation.
  • Local initiatives to support the Living Wage.
  • The use of public procurement to increase take up.

You might also like our report on the Living Wage in Wales.

The project was kindly supported by Cardiff Business School. To find out more about the project and see the other outputs from it, check out the project page 


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