New Living Wage rates to be announced next week


New voluntary Living Wage rates will be announced at a ceremony next week.

The Living Wage Foundation, which calculates the rates based on the cost of living, is to hold a Living Wage Week from November 11-17, with the new rates being announced on Monday.

To mark the week, employers will host events around the UK to share the benefits of paying the Living Wage.

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They will receive campaign materials to help them celebrate with their teams and raise awareness among the public.

Click here to view the care providers currently paying the real Living Wage.

The Living Wage currently stands at £9 per hour and £10.55 per hour in London.

Since launching in 2001, the campaign for a real Living Wage has delivered more than £1 billion in extra wages to workers, and has lifted over 200,000 people out of in-work poverty, the Living Wage Foundation said.

The majority (86%) of Living Wage Employers have reported an increase in staff motivation since accrediting.

Caption: Penrose Care pays the real Living Wage.

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