Voluntary National Living Wage increase announced

Published: 15 November 2016

Voluntary National Living Wage increases to £8.45 an hour, bringing a positive impact for Grade 1 and 2 staff on spinal points 2 and 3

The University of Glasgow has made a firm commitment to be a living wage employer and has been fully accredited as such since November 2015. From 1 November this year, following an announcement by the Living Wage Foundation the day before, the UK Voluntary National Living Wage increased to £8.45 per hour, a rise of 2.4%.

This announcement will have a positive impact on colleagues at Grade 1 and colleagues at Grade 2 who have recently joined the University.

As in previous years the University is implementing the increase for impacted staff with immediate effect.  If you've been positively affected, you will see the impact of this rise in your November payslip. 

You can find an updated Pay Spine on the HR webpages, which shows points 2 and 3 now at the annual level of £15,422. Whilst the annual pay negotiation round has not formally concluded, for colleagues on spinal point 2 this represents an increase of 2.4% over the current national pay scale.  

The University is delighted to continue to provide such an example of good practice alongside other Living Wage Employers in Scotland. 

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First published: 15 November 2016