What is the Living Wage?

  • An hourly rate set independently and updated annually.
  • The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK.
  • Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis.
  • The Living Wage enjoys cross party support, with public backing from the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.
  • Paying the Living Wage is good for business, good for the individual and good for society.