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Liverpool lead way in paying all staff, including casuals, real living wage

• Liverpool employ 1,000 part-time staff on match days
• ‘This demonstrates how highly we value all those who work for the club’

Liverpool are to become the first Premier League club to commit to paying all employees, including casuals on match days, the real living wage.

Chelsea and Everton have also signed up to RLW initiatives, though those clubs outsource much of their staffing requirements on match days to private contractors. Liverpool pay all their employees directly and it is thought bringing everyone up to RLW rate – £8.45 per hour and £9.75 in London but set to rise before the end of the year – will cost the club around £1m per year extra.

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