Minimum wage and living wage figures on paper
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Dorset firms in 'living wage' pledge

7 April 2014 Last updated at 22:43 BST

An increasing number of businesses in Dorset have agreed to pay their staff the so-called living wage.

It comes despite warnings from some in industry that the move would be unaffordable.

The hourly rate is above the nationally set minimum wage enforced by law.

South Today's Simon Clemison reports.