Oxford's Green Councillors have called on the City Council to increase the Oxford Living Wage, currently indexed at 95% of the London Living Wage. The London Living Wage is set each year by Living wage Foundation. It is currently £9.15ph in London with Oxford set at £8.69ph (95% of the London figure).Read more
The Greens have labelled the Oxford City Council budget, passed tonight, as a 'missed opportunity' after the ruling Labour Councillors were whipped into voting down amendments to the Administration budget from opposition Councillors that it was clear many privately supported.
However, City Green Group Leader Craig Simmons remained optimistic: "As in previous years, I expect to see several items from the Green budget being quietly adopted by Labour over the next few months. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!"Read more