Real Living Wage increases £9 in UK and £10.55 in London

05 November 2018

The Living Wage Foundation has announced its increases to the voluntary living wage.

The rate for London has increased by 35p an hour to £10.55 and the rate for the rest of the UK has increased by 25p to £9 an hour.

Not to be confused with the Government’s National Living Wage, which is due to increase to £8.21 for over 25s in April 2019.


Living Wage Week 2018 runs from 5 November and the movement's annual celebration aims to raise awareness that earning the real Living Wage can make to individuals. Events take place all over the country to celebrate the impact and success of the living wage and to encourage more people to join the fight against low pay.

The real living wage is the only rate that is independently calculated every year to meet the real cost of living. It is voluntary, unlike the national minimum and living wage rates which are statutory.


Find out more about Living Wage Week from the Living Wage Foundation.