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.


Labour would create ‘Ministry of Employment Rights’

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

Football clubs under fire over staff’s low pay

9 Aug 2019

Premier League clubs have been slow to seek Living Wage Foundation accreditation.

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One in six workers are in insecure, low-paid jobs

12 Jun 2019

One sixth of UK workers – around 5.1 million people – are in insecure, low-paid work, according to new research....

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Mayfair club kitchen porters call for the Living Wage

6 Jun 2019

The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) has urged one of London’s most exclusive membership clubs to ensure its...

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Outsourced government workers strike over pay

22 May 2019

Outsourced workers at two government departments are striking over low pay and changes to pay cycles which a union has...

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Addison Lee drivers strike over ‘below minimum wage’ pay

1 May 2019

The first ever strike involving Addison Lee drivers takes place today (1 May), when drivers operating from Luton Airport take...

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Social inequality ‘stagnant’ and could get worse

30 Apr 2019

Government departments should be “model employers” when it comes to promoting social mobility, according to a report from the Social...

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Will the Waterstones Living Wage petition make a difference?

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...

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Better working conditions needed to improve chef retention

3 Apr 2019

Chef training and working conditions need to be reformed to help restaurants retain the estimated 10% of chefs that leave...

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One million public sector staff earning below Living Wage

28 Feb 2019

Almost 1.2 million public sector workers are “trapped in in-work poverty” and are earning below the cost of living, according to a new analysis.

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Outsourced Whitehall support workers to strike over low pay

21 Jan 2019

Cleaners, receptionists and security guards at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)...

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In-work poverty and the role of HR

7 Jan 2019

Many UK workers are falling below the poverty line and Brexit uncertainty may be making matters worse. Steve Herbert believes...

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Pay staff the ‘real’ Living Wage, investors urge FTSE 250 firms

10 Dec 2018

A group of investors has urged FTSE 250 to commit to paying their staff the “real” Living Wage

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Half of employers don’t know that many unpaid internships are illegal

23 Nov 2018

As many as half of employers are not aware that most unpaid internships are likely to be illegal, research has...

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Disability and ethnicity pay gap reporting should be made mandatory

14 Nov 2018

Employers should be required to produce a “fair pay report” that considers pay differences based on disability, ethnicity and gender,...

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