Why I think it is a stupid idea to raise the minimum wageWatch
It is stupid to even class it as a living wage, as I would not class anything that is below 10 pounds an hour as a living wage for a independent single person.
And hopefully the rest of tsr would agree with me.
With regards to your OP i actually disagree. The living wage contains a set of assumptions that are not required, it is a relaxed estimate as opposed to what you need to actually survive. I can assure you that i'd be fine on the living wage. Also it does beat CPI.