From 6th November the London Living Wage is increased from £9.75 to £10.20 PH and The UK Living Wage for outside of London is currently £8.75 per hour.
So a further increase in the National Living Wage came into effect on 1st April 2017. Increasing from £7.20 to £7.50. For Central London many cleaners are earning more than this level anyway so their rates also need to be increased to maintain the differential in wage rates.
Effective from 1st April 2016 the Minimum Wage £6.70) is replaced by the National Living wage of £7.20 per hour for employees over 25 years old. This is a 50p increase in the rate. From 1st April 2017 there is a further increase to £7.50 .The Government is set to increase this yearly with a target of reaching more than £9.00 per hour by the year 2020.
The good news is that more than 1.3 million full-time and part-time workers this year will benefit from a pay-rise. However, the bad news is that it will cost 60,000 jobs and even worse reduce hours for more than 4 million workers a week.
You can read more about this by clicking the link below:- https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/06/uk-living-wage-rises-to-875-per-hour