THE police and crime commissioner has signed up to the living wage.

The commitment means everyone employed by Lancashire Constabulary and in Clive Grunshaw’s office will be paid at least £7.65 per hour. Mr Grunshaw has now called on the constabulary's partners to follow suit iover the wage.

He said: "It is vitally important to all Lancashire's residents that organisations pay their employees the living wage.

"It means when we enter into contracts and agreements with our partners, contractors and agencies, we will make sure all staff working for us as a result also receive the living wage. Paying the living wage can make a real difference to people's lives, and I would encourage other organisations across Lancashire to follow in our footsteps.”