Living Wage Week

What is Living Wage Week?


Living Wage Week takes place each year during the first week of November. 

This year Living Wage Week runs from Sunday 30th October to Saturday 5th November.

The new independently-calculated UK and London Living Wage rates are announced every year on the Monday.  The UK rate is announced simultaneously in cities around the country whilst the London rate is announced by the Mayor of London.

The week is a UK-wide celebration of the Living Wage movement.

 It is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the need for a real Living Wage that meets the cost of living and celebrate responsible employers that commit to ensuring their staff earn a wage they can live on.

The week sees employers all across the country celebrating their role in the movement publicly.

The Foundation holds events, organises media activities and shares new research about the impact of low pay.

Information about the announcement and calculation of the real Living Wage rates can be found here.

In 2015 the Living Wage rates were announced in eight different cities across the country.

It is never too early to start planning your Living Wage Week celebrations! Please contact the Living Wage Foundation if you would like any support or advice.