Low pay: rate increases announced to the real Living Wage


  • Employment and Skills

15 November 2021

Living wage

The Living Wage Foundation has today (15 November) announced increases to the ‘real’ Living Wage rates at the start of their annual Living Wage Week celebration. The new rates for all workers aged 18 or over are: £9.90 per hour across the UK and £11.05 per hour in London.

IWFM is both an accredited Living Wage Employer and a member of the Living Wage Foundation’s Recognised Service Providers Leadership Group, organisations and businesses who promote adoption of the real Living Wage to directly employed workers and through supply chains across the workplace and FM sector.

To help our members make the business case for fairer wages, our guidance note The Living Wage: Why pay it and what does it mean for our profession? looks at the benefits – both to employees and to organisations – of adopting the Living Wage, with case studies and testimonials. This guidance note has been updated to reflect the higher rates announced today: to view it, click here.

Living Wage Week – which this year marks 20 years of the Living Wage movement – is an annual event which aims to raise awareness of the Living Wage – and its differences from lower statutory wage rates. To find out more and learn how to get involved, click here.