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Church jobs low pay ’embarrassing’

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said it is “embarrassing” that the Church of England pays some staff less than the living wage, despite calling on employers to pay at least that amount. That wage, calculated from the basic cost of UK life, is currently £7.85 an hour outside London. Earlier, the Sun newspaper reported a Church job advertised at £6.50 an …

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Poor left behind, archbishops warn

In separate essays, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York make the case for the living wage The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called for a rethink of the way poverty is addressed in the UK. Wider uptake of the living wage would combat “the anxiety of bare subsistence”, according to the two most senior figures in the Church of …

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