REAL LIVING WAGE INCREASES TO £9.90 IN UK AND £11.05 IN LONDON AS COST OF LIVING RISES

Kevin Waller

Kevin Waller

UK Payroll Specialist

Over 300,000 Living Wage workers are set for a pay boost  

More than £1.6 billion in extra wages has gone to low-paid workers since the start of the Living Wage movement 20 years ago 

£613 million in extra wages has gone to low-paid workers since the start of lockdown, with a record number of employers signing up – over 3,000 since the pandemic began [1] 

Greater London Authority and Greater Manchester Combined Authority are today making announcements on their progress to becoming Living Wage City Regions 

Despite these successes, 4.8 million employees (1 in 6 workers) are still paid below the Living Wage, with those from racialised groups1 more likely to be paid below the Living Wage than white workers (19.4% compared to 16.3%).  

Read More: https://www.livingwage.org.uk/news/real-living-wage-increases-%C2%A39.90-uk-and-%C2%A311.05-london-cost-living-rises

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