We are committed to ensuring the wellbeing of our staff and recognise the importance of having a proper salary that reflects the real UK cost of living.
The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate that is voluntarily paid by over 4,400 businesses – who believe in a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.
At United, we believe that employees should earn a Living Wage based on the cost of living, not just the government minimum. Not only do we work with the Living Wage rate, which is higher than the government minimum, we also work with the Living Wage London rate – which reflects the higher cost of living for people in London.
Today, Living Wage Foundation has announced the new Living wage for the next year 2019. At least 180,000 people that work for real Living Wage employers across the country are set for a pay rise as the new Living Wage rates rise to £9 around the UK, and £10.55 in London. The UK rate has increased by 25p from £8.75 to £9 with the London living wage rising by 35p an hour from £10.20 to £10.55 an hour. Employers should implement the rise as soon as possible and all employees should receive the new rate by 1st May the following year.