2. Local Government and Regeneration Committee (2012), 2nd Report, 2012 (Session 4), Report on the Living Wage in Scotland http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/46601.aspx#a8
3. See for example, Sander´s criticism of Pollin´s work described in Casuso (2008); or Brenner (2004) on Neumark and Adams (2003).
4. Several studies (Brenner, 2004; Niedt et al, 1999; Thompson and Chapman, 2006) make a reference to Weisbrot and Sforza-Roderick´s (1996) work. However, it has also been criticised (Employment Policies Institute, 1998, 2000) for conducting erroneous calculations. It has not been possible to find the original source.
5. UK minimum wage in 2014 = £6.31 for employees aged 21 years or more.
6. Please note that the Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage figures given in this information sheet were correct at the time of interview. The UK Living Wage is currently (March 2015) set at £7.85 per hour and the National Minimum Wage at £6.50 per hour (for those aged 21 and over).
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