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Living Wage

The 'Living Wage' is a voluntary hourly wage rate that employers can choose to pay their staff.

City of York Council is a Living Wage employer

The Living Wage is updated every year at the start of Living Wage Week and for locations outside London is currently set at £9.90 per hour. The Living Wage Foundation calculates this amount based on real costs of living and sets it at the level needed to afford a basic acceptable standard of life in the UK.

The Living Wage is different to the compulsory National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage set by government on advice from the Low Pay Commission.

Living Wage guide for employers

Find out about the 'living wage journey' that businesses in York have experienced, and the benefits of becoming a Living Wage employer.

Submit a Living Wage Employer Enquiry to the Living Wage Foundation for more information about the benefits of becoming a Living Wage employer and the accreditation process.

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West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 552523