Helping with the cost of raising a child
Making sure the elderly get the services they need
Improving the condition of people’s homes
The real Living Wage is a voluntary higher rate of base pay. It provides a benchmark for responsible employers who choose to pay more than the National Minimum Wage.
The real Living Wage applies to all staff aged 21 and over, unless on an apprenticeship.
The Lincoln Living Wage Campaign applies the Living Wage to all employees aged 21 and over, unless on an apprenticeship.
The Lincoln Living Wage Register is open to all organisations based in Lincoln that pay the real Living Wage (£8.75 an hour) to all its employees aged 21 and over.
To join the register, all you need to do is complete the sign up form available on this website.
The Lincoln Living Wage Accreditation Logo is available to all organisations based in Lincoln that pay the Living Wage (£8.75) to all its employees aged 21 and over.
When you sign up to the Lincoln Living Wage Register, we will send you an Accreditation Logo, free of charge, for you to display on websites, letterheads, premises entrances, and other promotional areas.
Whilst every organisation that pays the Living Wage and is signed up to the Lincoln Living Wage Register is entitled to a Lincoln Living Wage Accreditation Logo, the accreditation scheme operates on a 3 star model.
Accreditation with the Lincoln Living Wage campaign is free to all employers based in Lincoln.
Only guaranteed non-deferred payments can be included in the real Living Wage rate.
This means guaranteed bonus payments can be included. An example of guaranteed bonuses are a time away from home allowance. Non-guaranteed payments such as productivity or sales related bonuses cannot be included.
No. Only guaranteed non-deferred payments can be included. A pension is a deferred payment and so does not help the employee with the cost of living at the current time.
Whilst use of zero hour contracts does not bar you from becoming accredited with the Lincoln Living Wage Campaign, banning zero hour contracts does get your organisation an additional accreditation star as a fair employer.
However, it is recognised that in some cases, zero hour contracts are appropriate for relief staff. Therefore, where an employee is employed on a relief basis, but is freely available to turn down any hours offered, then the employer is still eligible for the fair employer star.
Not all supplier contracts need to be subject to the Living Wage.
It applies where a contractor provides a service for 2 or more hours of work in any given day in a week, for 8 or more consecutive weeks in a year.
The Living Wage Foundation does not publish the real Living Wage as an annual salary as the requirement is that the Living Wage is paid for each hour worked.
However, the annual salary can be worked out by calculating Living Wage x hours worked per week x 52.
For example the UK Living Wage (outside London) as an annual salary might be £8.75 x 37 x 52 = £16,835
Where a salary calculation is used the real Living Wage must also be paid for each hour of over time worked.
It is possible to keep pay scales in place and pay a top up pay for those in the lower salary brackets that are paid below real Living Wage.
The Living Wage rise only applies to staff whose salary is directly affected by the real Living Wage.
You are not required to offer the same % increase to all staff.
Employers should negotiate with staff and trade unions on pay rises for staff who are not directly affected by the rise in the real Living Wage.
The Living Wage Foundation is the authority on the real Living Wage. Its web address is www.livingwage.org.uk