Nottingham South MP Lilian Greenwood marked Living Wage Week by taking part in two events in the city centre.
On Monday morning last week, Lilian joined members of Nottingham Citizens for the launch of Living Wage Week in Market Square where the Bishop of Southwell, Paul Butler, announced the UK-wide rate of £7.65.
On Thursday, Lilian attended a reception for the local business community, hosted by Nottingham Citizens where she spoke about how the Living Wage can be a lifeline for families struggling with the cost of living crisis
“I was pleased to support Nottingham Citizens launch of the new national living wage rate right here in Nottingham.
“The events organised by Citizens were an opportunity for us to celebrate the progress that has been made, but also get employers together to discuss what more we need to do to make Nottingham a Living Wage city.
“Paying a living wage makes a real difference to workers and employers, their families and the wider community. I recognise the challenges of becoming a Living Wage employer, but it’s a challenge we need to help more organisations meet, if workers and their families are to live, and not just exist.”