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The calculation

  • The London Living Wage is currently £8.80 per hour.
  • The London rate is set annually by the Living Wage Foundation and calculated by the Greater London Authority, it covers all boroughs in Greater London.
  • You can view the 2013 GLA report which explains how the London figure is calculated here.
  • The UK Living Wage for outside of London is currently £7.65 per hour.
  • The UK rate is set annually by the Living Wage Foundation and calculated by the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University.
  • You can view the report which explains how the UK figure is calculated here.

The Living Wage figures are announced simultaneously in the first week of November of each year, during Living Wage Week.

Living Wage Employers should implement the new rates as soon as possible and within six months of the annual announcement .

 

Historical data

National

Year

National Min wage*

UK Living Wage**

Difference

2011

6.08

7.20

1.12

2012

6.19

7.45

1.26

2013

6.31

7.65

1.34

 * set by the Government funded Low Pay Commission
** set by the Living Wage Foundation, calcuated by the Centre for Research in Social Policy from 2011

London

Year

National Min Wage*

London Living Wage**

Difference

2003

4.5

6.40

1.90

2004

4.85

6.50

1.65

2005

5.05

6.70

1.65

2006

5.35

7.05

1.70

2007

5.52

7.20

1.68

2008

5.73

7.45

1.72

2009

5.80

7.60

1.80

2010

5.93

7.85

1.92

2011

6.08

8.30

2.22

2012

6.19

8.55

2.36

2013

6.31

8.80

2.49

* set by the Government funded Low Pay Commission
** calcuated by the GLA from 2005, set by the Living Wage Foundation from 2011