Church statement on living wage

The Church of England Daily Digest for 23 February carried the following item:

“Reports that some cathedrals are advertising jobs at below the living wage – despite the Church of England calling on employers to`pay at least that amount. They state the living wage is currently £7.85 an hour outside London, but the Sun newspaper reports a cathedral job advertised at £6.50 an hour in Litchfield and £6.70 at Canterbury. Reports also point out that each parish, diocese and cathedral is a separate institution and central church is committed to paying all the Living Wage by 2017 with vast majority already paid at that level,”

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