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.


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Top 10 HR questions November 2017: Gender pay gap reporting looms large

Employers have just under five months left to publish their gender pay gap reports. Most employers covered by the gender...

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Living Wage increases to £8.75 per hour

6 Nov 2017

Living Wage employers will pay their staff at least £8.75 per hour across the UK and £10.20 in London, it...

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A quarter of workers are stuck with low pay

19 Oct 2017

A quarter of low paid workers in the UK are stuck in poorly paid jobs, according to the Social Mobility...

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Good work or bad? Reaction to the Taylor Review

11 Jul 2017

Any much-anticipated report is likely to divide opinion, and the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices is no different. Rob...

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Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

17 May 2017

The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...

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Labour pledges £10 minimum wage from 2020

10 Apr 2017

Jeremy Corbyn today pledges a £10 minimum wage if Labour wins the 2020 general election.
The Labour Party leader, speaking...

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Minimum wage increases favour older workers

1 Apr 2017

Increases today in national minimum wage rates means workers aged 25 and over are seeing their pay grow four times...

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Living Wage Foundation announces 20p rise

1 Nov 2016

Yesterday The Living Wage Foundation announced a 20p increase in its pay rate, meaning a 3.7% pay increase for workers...

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National living wage: extra age band encourages discrimination

9 Jun 2016

The national living wage encourages employers to recruit younger workers over older workers to cut costs in breach of age...

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Employers must now pay national living wage rate

31 Mar 2016

The new, compulsory national living wage comes into force today, putting an obligation on employers to pay workers aged 25...

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Living wage vs national living wage: government branding only fuels confusion

1 Mar 2016

As research from XpertHR reveals that four in 10 employers do not understand...

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Preparing for the national living wage (webinar)

15 Jan 2016

ON DEMAND | From 1 April 2016, workers aged 25 and over must be paid at least the new “national living wage” of £7.20 per hour...

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HR news you may have missed over the Christmas break

4 Jan 2016

Today is the first day back at work for many people after as much as a fortnight away from the...

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National living wage could cost charities £10m

2 Nov 2015

Charities will have to spend more than £3 million bringing their staff up to the new national living wage rate...

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Lloyds Banking Group is an accredited Living Wage employer. Photo: Simon Belcher / Image Broker / REX Shutterstock

Living Wage rate increased as number of accredited employers doubles

2 Nov 2015

The Living Wage Foundation has announced a 5.1% increase in the Living Wage, the voluntary rate that is independently set...

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