Monday 3rd November 2014: the UK Living Wage rate has been set at £7.85 per hour, an increase of 2.6% on the 2013 rate and 21% higher than the national minimum wage of £6.50 per hour; improving the take home pay of 35,000 low-paid workers across the country who are employed by over 1,000 Living Wage accredited organisations. The London Living Wage rate has been set at £9.15.
The living wage is voluntary and set independently by the Greater London Authority in London; Loughborough University sets the rate outside the capital. It is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK.
LankellyChase are an accredited Living Wage Employer, which means that every member of staff in our organisation earns not just the minimum wage, but a living wage. To find out more about becoming an accredited Living Wage Employer visit http://www.livingwage.org.uk/