Workers set to get a pay rise as real living wage increases

The real living wage is set to increase by 20p in London to £10.75 per hour and by 30p to a total of £9.30 an hour across the rest of the UK.

The real living wage is calculated by the Living Wage Foundation charity, based on what people are expected to need to live in the UK. It is separate from the Government’s national living wage, which is the legal minimum rate, and is currently at £8.21 per hour for adults over 25.

The new rates are effective from now, and employers are encouraged to increase their wages to meet the new figures. They have 6 months to do so and nearly 6,000 employers across the UK have already signed up to honour the new rate.

Make sure you are aware of your hourly rate, so you know how your salary compares to these living wages.

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