Living wage and the role of local government
This think-piece explores the role of local government in the Living Wage agenda. Developed by CLES in collaboration with the Greater Manchester Living Wage campaign it identifies a number of key roles including: as democratic place leaders; and as requires, encouragers and cajolers through procurement. It concludes with a series of recommendations including the suggestion for local authorities to produce charters for social responsibility which frame their purchasing and development activities.
An article written by Matthew Jackson for the Guardian can be viewed here.
A blog written by Matthew Jackson on New Start can be viewed here.