Calculating a Living Wage for London and the rest of the UK

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This report has set out the method through which the Living Wage rates in London and the rest of the UK are calculated by Resolution Foundation on behalf of the Living Wage Foundation.

This aligned approach ensures that both the UK Living Wage and London Living Wage will be driven by the latest research into changes in the cost of living and that they reflect what is needed to meet a decent standard of living for a variety of family types in the UK today.

The rate for the UK Living Wage for 2017-18 is £8.75.

The rate for the London Living Wage for 2017-18 is £10.20.