JUST 18 employers have said they pay the Oxford Living Wage – with three of those located outside the city.

The city council has asked employers to pay a minimum wage of £10.02 an hour and tell it as part of a drive to increase wages in Oxford.

The council and its company, Oxford Direct Services, pay the Oxford Living Wage. Others include Fusion, which provides the council’s leisure services, and Oxford Citizens Advice.

Adaptix Imaging, Oxford & District Building Services and Feltham Construction have said they pay the wage too – but are based in Begbroke and Didcot, Kingston Bagpuize and Newbury respectively.