More charities agree to pay real living wage despite increased rate

More charity sector employers have committed to paying staff a real living wage (RLW) in 2022 than last year, according to campaigners. The Living Wage Foundation reports that 11% more voluntary organisations have become accredited RLW employers this year (404) compared to last year (364), despite the rate increasing. Calculated the Resolution Foundation to reflect the true cost-of-living, the RLW increased by 10.1% in September to £10.90 an hour across the UK and £11.95 an hour for workers in London. Overall, more than 11,000 employers are now RLW-accredited and a third of those are voluntary organisations.  Read more on the Civil Society website.