Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan announces the new London Living Wage rate

London Living Wage

The London Living Wage is an hourly rate of pay, currently calculated at £9.75. It is estimated to give a worker in London and their family enough to afford the essentials and to save.

However, unlike compulsory wages, businesses choose to pay their employees the London Living Wage. This is why we are championing the benefits of the Living Wage, encouraging employers to opt in.

How can it benefit your business?

It just makes sense - businesses who pay the Living Wage:

  • see reduced absenteeism and sick leave
  • find it easier to recruit and retain staff
  • see a huge boost to staff morale and productivity
  • see improved brand awareness

Watch: the Mayor's message to London employers

Living Wage Week: 30 October – 5 November

This week celebrates 1033 London employers who have been accredited by the Living Wage Foundation, and getting even more to join them.

At a special event on Monday 31 October, the Mayor announced the new London rate and spoke out to more businesses on the benefits of the Living Wage.

Visit the Living Wage Foundation to learn more about the week and how to become a living wage employer.