In response to the Chancellor's announcement today ahead of the Autumn Statement that the Government's National Living Wage will rise to £11.44 an hour from April 2024.
Our Director Katherine Chapman responds:
"A rise in the statutory National Living Wage from next April is welcome news for low paid workers but it still falls short of the voluntary real Living Wage which is £12 per hour in the UK and £13.15 per hour for workers in London. There are now 14,000 Living Wage accredited employers across the UK who are committed to always paying everyone in their organisation, including contractors like cleaners and security guards, a real Living Wage based on the cost of living. Despite tough economic times, it has been heartening to see record numbers of businesses join our movement and we'd encourage other organisations who can, to make the Living Wage commitment too."
As of April 2024 when the new Government's National Living Wage rises, a worker earning the real Living Wage would earn £1,092 a year more than someone on the government minimum, and £3,334.5 more for a worker earning the London Living Wage.
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