Living Wage

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

This paper sets out the method for determining the independently-calculated Living Wage rates in London and the rest of the UK, and the respective rates that will apply from 31 October 2016. It is built on the findings of a report published by the Resolution Foundation in July 2016 and the views of the Living Wage Commission. The method provides a robust aligned approach for the Living Wage rates based on the cost of living that families face and replaces the previous approaches used in London and the rest of the UK.