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Boris Johnson has announced the Living Wage will be increased in the capital by 25p an hour to £8.80.

In a speech at Great Ormond Street Hospital on Monday, the London Mayor also appealed for more groups to sign up to the initiative which aims to help the lowest paid workers.

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Canary Wharf could soon be at the forefront of the campaign for a Living Wage, after an ambition for the estate to provide a home for the initiative's first dedicated zone was revealed.

Speaking as part of Living Wage Week at the Canada Square headquarters of supporter KMPG, Rhys Moore, director of the Living Wage Foundation, explained many Wharf-based businesses had voiced their support for the scheme, including Barclays, JP Morgan, HSBC and Clifford Chance.

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It's still seen by campaigners as the day the tide turned.

Last week, business leaders converged on KPMG's new Canada Square headquarters to discuss the latest developments in the Living Wage, where it was announced more than 100 firms pay the going rate of £7.85 to their lowest paid workers.

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THE Mayor of London has urged Canary Wharf companies to follow Barclays' lead by paying their contract staff more than the London Living Wage.

Cleaners and security workers are among those who will be paid £7.75 an hour by the Churchill Place bank.

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