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Living wage pledge by Welsh Tory leader for 'hard day's work'

All public sector workers in Wales should earn the "living wage", Welsh Tory leader Andrew RT Davies has told his party's Welsh conference.

Mr Davies will seek to make the change by 2021 if the Conservatives win next year's assembly election, and encourage private sector employers to follow suit.

The living wage outside London, calculated to cover the basic cost of living, is £7.85 an hour - higher than the £6.50 minimum wage.

About 313,000 workers would be affected at an annual extra cost of around £18m.

Mr Davies said it was a fair reward for "a hard day's work".