Minimum wage

Record increase in real living wage will see 400,000 workers get pay rise
Employment

Record increase in real living wage will see 400,000 workers get pay rise

But some have said the £1 an hour raise may not be enough for some employees in the current cost of living crisis

Here’s how much money people actually need to live on during the cost of living crisis
Cost of living

Here’s how much money people actually need to live on during the cost of living crisis

Researchers took into account social interaction such as attending parties, giving Christmas presents and the odd takeaway.

£15 minimum wage: Who is calling for it and could it happen?
Employment

£15 minimum wage: Who is calling for it and could it happen?

Calls for a £15 minimum wage have increased as inflation causes wages to stagnate. But is it feasible? Here’s everything you need to know.

TUC unveils ‘road map’ to a £15 minimum wage and high wage economy
Minium wage

TUC unveils ‘road map’ to a £15 minimum wage and high wage economy

Sainsbury’s bosses have rejected a call to become a real living wage employer
Pay

Sainsbury’s bosses have rejected a call to become a real living wage employer

Advertisement
Exclusive: BT call centre sets up ‘food bank’ for its own staff
Low pay

Exclusive: BT call centre sets up ‘food bank’ for its own staff

Minimum wage UK: How does Britain compare to the rest of the world?
Minimum wage

Minimum wage UK: How does Britain compare to the rest of the world?

Bring in £15 minimum wage to level up the North of England, says think-tank
Minimum wage

Bring in £15 minimum wage to level up the North of England, says think-tank

Buckingham Palace is offering below minimum wage pay for a live-in housekeeper
Minimum wage

Buckingham Palace is offering below minimum wage pay for a live-in housekeeper

Asked to do unpaid overtime? That’s wage theft and it could be pushing your pay below minimum wage
Low pay

Asked to do unpaid overtime? That’s wage theft and it could be pushing your pay below minimum wage

A new law could ban P&O Ferries from UK ports if it doesn’t pay staff minimum wage
Minimum wage

A new law could ban P&O Ferries from UK ports if it doesn’t pay staff minimum wage

Boris Johnson set to scrap plan to let workers keep tips despite admitting minimum wage isn’t enough to live on
Workers' rights

Boris Johnson set to scrap plan to let workers keep tips despite admitting minimum wage isn’t enough to live on

Sunak must raise minimum wage again to ease cost of living crisis, say unions 
Employment

Sunak must raise minimum wage again to ease cost of living crisis, say unions 

Subscribe to The Big Issue

From just £3 per week

Take a print or digital subscription to The Big Issue and provide a critical lifeline to our work.
If Boris Johnson wants to see higher wages his government should lead by example
Paddy Bettington

If Boris Johnson wants to see higher wages his government should lead by example

These are the big high street shops named and shamed for paying below the minimum wage
Minimum wage

These are the big high street shops named and shamed for paying below the minimum wage

The ‘real living wage’ needed to live on is now £9.90 per hour – £2k per year more than the government’s minimum wage
Minimum wage

The ‘real living wage’ needed to live on is now £9.90 per hour – £2k per year more than the government’s minimum wage

Naming, shaming and failing: Punishments for firms paying below minimum wage have little impact
Employment

Naming, shaming and failing: Punishments for firms paying below minimum wage have little impact

Wages are rising… but only to what they were in 2009
Employment

Wages are rising… but only to what they were in 2009

£1,000 minimum wage rise will only be worth £265 for full-time workers on universal credit
Employment

£1,000 minimum wage rise will only be worth £265 for full-time workers on universal credit

Budget 2021: What to expect from Rishi Sunak’s latest update on the UK’s spending
Politics

Budget 2021: What to expect from Rishi Sunak’s latest update on the UK’s spending

Labour members vote for £15 minimum wage and increase to statutory sick pay
Employment

Labour members vote for £15 minimum wage and increase to statutory sick pay

To mark our new Arctic Monkeys exclusive interview, we’ve picked out some of our best band and musician interviews from the past, featuring Arctic Monkeys (2018), When Jarvis met Bowie, The Specials, Debbie Harry and more. Sign up to our mailing list to receive your free digital copy.