Living Wage Week

Paying the London Living Wage should be a badge of honour for employers – and it makes good business sense too. As well as making a real difference to their employees’ quality of life, businesses experience significant benefits through increased productivity and reduced staff turnover.
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

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

The week is a UK-wide celebration of the Living Wage and our network of Living Wage leaders.

It is a great opportunity to raise awareness of our work and our mark of responsibility.

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 Living Wage rate 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.

In order to become accredited in time for Living Wage Week we need to receive your completed Licence Agreement by Friday 14th October 2016.