Real Living Wage rises to £9 an hour

Added: 2nd November 2018

For staff that work in businesses that have voluntarily signed up to the real Living Wage, the rate has increased by 2.8%. For the first time, they will receive £9 an hour.

This is not to be confused with the compulsory National Living Wage, which is currently £7.83 an hour for anyone over the age of 25.

Real Living Wage employers in London will pay an extra 3.4%, bringing the minimum hourly rate to £10.55.

The rate is independently calculated, to reflect what people need to spend to feed, clothe and house themselves.

Living Wage Foundation director Tess Lanning said that people need to earn more to meet their basic needs.