New ‘Real’ Living Wage rates announced in UK

New ‘Real’ Living Wage rates announced in UK to mark the start of Living Wage Week

The Government announced a shake-up of wage rates in the UK to mark the beginning of Living Wage Week on Monday, November 9, which will see employees £1,500 better off.

Employers can sign up to the Living Wage Foundation if they feel the minimum wage rate set by the Government of £9.30 is too low, and can pay their staff the foundation-set minimum hourly rate of £9.50 from Monday, and more than 250,000 workers across 7,000 companies are set to benefit.

Trades Union Congress general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “People who work for a living ought to earn a decent living.

“Yet many of the key workers getting us through this crisis – such as carers, supermarket staff and delivery drivers – earn less than the Real Living Wage.

“It’s not right that so many key workers struggle to pay their rent and bills, and feed their families. “The Government and employers must work with unions to level-up pay and conditions across Britain.”



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