Living wage

We are a Living Wage employer  The Living Wage is a voluntary pay rate independently set by the Living Wage Foundation. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK. The current UK Living Wage is £7.85 an hour, or £9.15 in London

Organisations which pay all their staff at least the Living Wage, and whose contractors are also paid the Living Wage, can become a Living Wage Employer and can display the Living Wage logo, right.

The Living Wage is different to the “national living wage“, a new premium minimum wage introduced by the Government from April 2016 for people aged 25 and over.


Uber agrees to give drivers minimum wage and employment rights

Following the Supreme Court ruling that its drivers are workers, Uber is giving its UK drivers a guaranteed minimum wage, holiday pay and pensions.

CIPD: Improve financial wellbeing for staff hit by pay challenges

5 Mar 2021

Almost half of organisations do not have a financial wellbeing programme in place, the CIPD's survey found.

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Extend flexible furlough to autumn protect low paid, report urges

22 Jan 2021

‘Flexible furlough’ should be extended through to autumn to provide income support for those whose work continues to be disrupted...

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Unilever to require all suppliers to pay living wage

21 Jan 2021

Unilever has set out wide-ranging plans to improve equality and access to skills in bid to benefit society internationally.

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FTSE 100 CEOs earn average annual wage in just 34 hours

6 Jan 2021

The median FTSE 100 CEO’s earnings will surpass that of the median annual wage for a full-time worker in the...

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Average FTSE 350 CEO earns 53 times more than median employee

16 Dec 2020

The average FTSE 350 CEO is paid 53 times more than their average employee, analysis of executive pay ratio reports...

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Will the pandemic trigger more transparency on pay?

3 Dec 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has altered employers’ relationships with their workers in a number of ways, with increased trust and honesty...

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New ‘real’ Living Wage rates announced for 2020/21

9 Nov 2020

The ‘real’ Living Wage – the voluntary hourly rate of pay recommended by the Living Wage Foundation – has risen...

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Establish ‘wage boards’ to address low-paid workers’ earnings

4 Jun 2020

The government should introduce a ‘new settlement’ for low paid workers, giving them more control over the hours they work...

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Guarantee or subsidise wages, urges Starmer

19 Mar 2020

Labour leadership candidate Keir Starmer has called for a national income guarantee scheme to limit the economic impact of the...

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How rewarding staff in small firms need not be costly

10 Mar 2020

When it comes to rewarding employees, most people automatically think of financial incentives: high salaries, bonuses and generous pension schemes....

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2020 employment law: Eight action points for HR

8 Jan 2020

The new year begins with a new government, the prospect of Brexit and a number of employment law developments already...

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Royal Parks workers’ pay increased following further strike threat

16 Dec 2019

Park and toilet attendants who work at the Royal Parks in London have been awarded a 31% pay increase after...

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Living Wage increases to benefit 210,000 workers

11 Nov 2019

The Living Wage has announced its new rates with the headline figure for outside London rising to £9.30, an increase of 3.33%...

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Labour would create ‘Ministry of Employment Rights’

10 Sep 2019

A future Labour government would create a ministry of employment rights and a workers’ protection agency, Jeremy Corbyn has announced....

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