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Real living wage to rise to at least £12 an hour

Over 460,000 workers in the UK are set to see their hourly rate rise by 10% due increase in the real living wage; a voluntary employers' pay scheme that's based on the cost of living.

30 October 2023

Real living wage to rise to £11.95 in London and £10.90 across the UK. Here's what's happening

Hundreds of thousands of workers in London will see their hourly rate rise from £10.90 to £11.95. This represents an increase of 10.1%, or a more than £1 rise. Here's what'a happening.

22 September 2022

Spending Review 2020: National minimum wage to increase by 2.2% this April

The so-called national living wage will rise from £8.72 to £8.91 an hour and will be extended to workers aged 23 and over from April 2021, the Chancellor has announced

25 November 2020

'Real living wage' increases to £9.50 an hour - are you due a pay rise?

Over 250,000 workers are set to receive a pay rise as the 'real living wage' has increased to £9.50/hour

9 November 2020

Budget 2020 round-up: NI threshold raised, fuel duty frozen and more

National insurance thresholds will be raised and duties on fuel and alcohol frozen as part of the 2020 Budget unveiled by Chancellor Rishi Sunak

11 March 2020

National minimum wage to rise to £8.72 in April

The national living wage paid to workers aged 25 and over will rise from £8.21/hour to £8.72/hour from April, the Government has announced

31 December 2019

'Real living wage' to rise to £9 an hour

Around 180,000 workers employed by firms which offer the 'real living wage' will see their pay increase by 25p an hour, or 30p an hour in London

5 November 2018

Budget 2018: National minimum wage to rise next April

The national living wage paid to workers aged 25 or over will rise from £7.83/hour to £8.21/hour next April, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced today

29 October 2018

22,000+ owed millions of pounds after being underpaid

More than 22,000 workers were illegally paid less than the National Living or Minimum Wage

6 July 2018

Autumn Budget 2017: National minimum wage to rise next April

The national living wage is to rise by 4.4% in April 2018, from £7.50/hour to £7.83/hour

22 November 2017