A hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay: 20 years of the real Living Wage movement

Living Wage Week will take place on 15-21 November 2021, as it celebrates 20 years of the Living Wage movement.

The week will recognise the movement’s history and success and look at what’s next for the future, with new Living Wage rates announced on Monday 15 November.

Update: The Real Living Wage rises to £9.90 an hour

In the news and across social media 

Living Wage Foundation: The NEW #LivingWage rates for 2021/22 are out!  Both our UK and London Living Wage rates have risen, meaning a pay rise for hundreds of thousands of workers. Find out more about the new rates or listen to money expert Martin Lewis here. 

BBC News: The Real Living Wage rises to £9.90 an hour 

TUC: ‘It’s a scandal that nearly 5 million people earn less than the Real Living Wage.’

Ingeus: ‘Ingeus are proud to voluntarily pay this based on what people need to live, not just the government minimum.’

Decent Work and Productivity at Manchester Met Uni: “Employer experiences of the Living Wage in the higher education, hospitality and construction sectors”

The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate based on living costs and is voluntarily paid by thousands of employers across the UK as an ethical benchmark for responsible pay.

Living wage employers and recognised service providers can access useful resources from the campaign website, including logos and template press releases.

Other useful information:

Campaign website: https://livingwage.org.uk/living-wage-week

Living Wage Week Guide: LWW Guide 2021 Full.pdf (livingwage.org.uk)

Resources, logos etc: https://www.livingwage.org.uk/resources

Publications and toolkits: https://www.livingwage.org.uk/publications