Research on the ‘Costs and Benefits of a Living Wage’

Trust for London commissioned Queen Mary, University of London to explore the costs and benefits of a London Living Wage (LW), including examining workplaces before and after they introduced the LW as well as comparisons with workplaces where the LW was not paid. Over 400 low-paid workers were surveyed.

Key findings include that ‘over half of employees (54%) felt more positive about their workplace once the LW was introduced and 52% felt more loyal’.

The research was published in October 2012.