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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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16 Dec 2019
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11 Nov 2019
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10 Sep 2019
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9 Aug 2019
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12 Jun 2019
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6 Jun 2019
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22 May 2019
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1 May 2019
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30 Apr 2019
Government departments should be “model employers” when it comes to promoting social mobility, according to a report from the Social...
10 Apr 2019
Waterstones staff campaigning for the “real” Living Wage have delivered a petition with more than 9,000 signatures to the bookseller’s...
3 Apr 2019
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28 Feb 2019
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