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Living Wage

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City of York Council is a Living Wage employer. We've been a Living Wage employer since 2013.

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

The Living Wage is updated every year at the start of Living Wage Week. 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 council implements the new UK rate (outside of London) with effect from 1 April.

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

We encourage other employers to consider whether they can pay the Living Wage. Becoming a Living Wage employer is a journey. Every organisation is different and will face different challenges on the way.

If you are interested you can 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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Recruitment Team

Human Resources (HR) Business Centre

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 552523