Living Wage

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

We are a Living Wage employer.

The Living Wage is updated every year at the start of Living Wage Week and for places outside London is currently worth £8.25 an 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 set by the Low Pay Commission. It is also different to the government's new National Living Wage which only applies to those aged 25 and over. 

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.

The Living Wage Foundation has more information about the benefits of becoming a Living Wage employer and the accreditation process.

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