Not the pitiful previously named 'minimum wage' but actual wage people can afford to live on. There has been quite a debate about this in the Herne Hill chitter chat forum and it needs a wider debate, so I thought I'd start this here - editor. Living Wage Foundation | For the real cost of living Can we use this thread to praise employers who do pay good wages. Also to shame big employers who don't pay a living wage. Perhaps we can also discuss what the rates are and actions by employees to raise wages to this level. I'd be interested to know facts and figures about how many people earn below the LW.