Archbishop John Sentamu has called for all companies to pay the living wage to help alleviate the UK's devastating poverty problem.
Those who only receive the minimum wage - currently £6.31 per hour - have seen a "double squeeze" from rising prices and a lower-than-inflation increase in the rate.
Five million people are paid at this minimum level in Britain.
The living wage is £7.65, and takes account of the real cost of a single person's life. Read more about Archbishop calls for living wage for all to make work pay