Cardiff Health & Social Care NetworkNews

Living Wage and Fair Work Bulletin

Share this article

September 2022 – Living Wage Special

This bulletin, includes the latest updatescase studies and events intended to help you and your organisation understand the new real Living Wage rates and how you can support your employees during this time.

The NEW real Living Wage rates for 2022-23 are out!

On 22 September, the Living Wage Foundation announced the new real Living Wage rates for 2022/23. Under normal circumstances, this would not have been revealed until Living Wage Week taking place between the 14-18 November. However, this year the decision was made to bring forward the announcement in in recognition of the sharp increase in living costs over the past year.

The new Living Wage rates rise to £10.90 an hour across the UK (a £1 increase), and £11.95 an hour in London (a 90p increase). This is the biggest year on year increase since the real Living Wage was introduced, and will directly benefit nearly 400,000 workers across 11,000 Living Wage employers in the UK. In Wales, approximately 18,000 workers will receive a vital cost-of-living pay boost thanks to the almost 500 Welsh employers, including Redrow Homes plc, Wales Millennium Centre and Burns Pet Food, who are all committed to paying all their staff a real Living Wage.

At this difficult time for employers and workers, the Living Wage is more important than ever and Living Wage Employers are encouraged to implement the new rates as soon as possible, however the backstop date of May 2023 remains the same as previous years. For more information, there will be a webinar on 29 September 2022.

For employers wishing to accredit  or to find out more, please contact Grace Robinson [email protected]

How are the rates calculated?

The animation below from the Living Wage Foundation explains the robust process of calculating the rates, overseen by the Independent Living Wage Commission.

Find out more about the calculation here:

What goes into calculating the real Living Wage rates?

Calculating the Real Living Wage

A more detailed report on ‘Calculating the Real Living Wage for London and the rest of the UK‘, sets out the method through which the Living Wage (LW) rates  – a voluntary hourly pay rate that is based on what families need to get by – are calculated by the Resolution Foundation, and overseen by the Living Wage Commission on behalf of the Living Wage Foundation.

Tags: , , , ,
Social Care Wales 2023 Accolades: Entries now open
Race Council Cymru – Join Us for Black History Wales Launch event

Join Our Community

C3SC’s Community Platform is a free virtual social network for residents of Cardiff to follow discussions on various social and or business topics, get support to run or start a project, Community Interest group or charity, find funding, share documents and photos, follow and meet new friends, find jobs and volunteering opportunities, find, rate and provide your feedback to us and other organisations.

Join Our

noun Community 1852937

C3SC’s Community Platform is a free virtual social network for residents of Cardiff. Register now to share your views, contribute to your community and provide your feedback to us and other organisations.

Please note that C3SC cannot take responsibility for the information other organisations produce, for example, in their resources, and on their websites. The views of other organisations are not necessarily the views of C3SC.

You might also like:

Stay Connected

Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.
Fill out this field
Skip to content