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.


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

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

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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‘Real’ Living Wage increases by 2.9% outside London

5 Nov 2018

The “real” Living Wage, the rate of pay set by the Living Wage Foundation, has increased 25 pence to £9...

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Budget 2018: IR35 changes extended to the private sector

29 Oct 2018

The changes to IR35 regulations will be extended to the private sector, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has confirmed in...

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Amazon increases minimum pay above voluntary Living Wage

2 Oct 2018

Amazon is to increase its minimum wage in excess of the level recommended by the Living Wage Foundation for almost...

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Low-income families’ earnings do not cover basic needs

20 Aug 2018

Families with two parents working full time at the national living wage are 11% (£49 per week) short of the...

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Majority of workers worry inflation will overtake pay growth

12 Jan 2018

Four out of five working people in the UK (80%) worry that inflation will outstrip their future pay, the RSA...

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Five employment law developments to watch out for in 2018

22 Dec 2017

2018 sees a number of significant domestic employment law developments, including the response to the Taylor report, delayed as the...

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

7 Dec 2017

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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