There was good news for many workers in Chancellor George Osborn’s Budget speech in July. He announced that next year would be the debut of the new national living wage. Starting April 2016, workers aged 25 and above will be paid £7.20 per hour, which is up from the National Minimum Wage of £6.50 an hour for those 21 years old and above. The aim is to progressively raise the national living wage until it reaches £9 per hour in 2020. While this is good news for the workforce in the rest of the country, London’s minimum wage still beats it at £9.15 per hour. The problem is, competition in the London employment market is generally tough, making it difficult for many to land a job.