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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.
12 Jun 2019
One sixth of UK workers – around 5.1 million people – are in insecure, low-paid work, according to new research....
6 Jun 2019
The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) has urged one of London’s most exclusive membership clubs to ensure its...
22 May 2019
Outsourced workers at two government departments are striking over low pay and changes to pay cycles which a union has...
1 May 2019
The first ever strike involving Addison Lee drivers takes place today (1 May), when drivers operating from Luton Airport take...
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
Chef training and working conditions need to be reformed to help restaurants retain the estimated 10% of chefs that leave...
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.
21 Jan 2019
Cleaners, receptionists and security guards at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)...
7 Jan 2019
Many UK workers are falling below the poverty line and Brexit uncertainty may be making matters worse. Steve Herbert believes...
10 Dec 2018
A group of investors has urged FTSE 250 to commit to paying their staff the “real” Living Wage
23 Nov 2018
As many as half of employers are not aware that most unpaid internships are likely to be illegal, research has...
14 Nov 2018
Employers should be required to produce a “fair pay report” that considers pay differences based on disability, ethnicity and gender,...
5 Nov 2018
The “real” Living Wage, the rate of pay set by the Living Wage Foundation, has increased 25 pence to £9...