Nearly half a million workers will receive a 10% pay rise as the real Living Wage rises to £12 across the UK and £13.15 in London. This pay rise will make a huge difference to hundreds of thousands of workers and their families over the coming months.
What is the real Living Wage?
The real Living Wage is the only rate based on the actual cost of living, including the weekly food shop and household bills but also those extras needed for a decent life like a birthday present for a child’s party. And it's never been more important. The continued cost-of-living crisis is pushing millions to the brink, but the lowest-paid workers are hardest hit. The real Living Wage is a lifeline for many workers.
Record numbers of employers have signed up to pay a Living Wage in the past two years and there are now 14,000 across the UK. The real Living Wage is good for people, good for business and good for society. Living Wage employers report significant business benefits including better staff retention and recruitment and a more motivated, engaged and productive workforce.
The London Living Wage campaign
We've been funding work to make London a Living Wage City since 2001. Find out more about the campaign here.