Voluntary National Living Wage increase announced

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.

On 11 November 2019, the Living Wage Foundation announced that the UK Voluntary National Living Wage has increased to £9.30 per hour, a rise of some 3.3% or 1.4% for colleagues on spinal points 2 and 3 respectively, effective from 11 November.

As in previous years, the University is implementing this increase for impacted staff with immediate effect, and colleagues on Grades 1 and 2, who are on spinal points 2 and 3 of the band, will see the impact of the new rate in their November payslips. Their payslip will show their monthly salary split across two rates, with their pay from 1-10 November included at the previous rate and pay accrued from 11-30 November inclusive paid at the new rate.

An updated Pay Spine can be found on the Pay and Pensions webpages which shows points 2 and 3 now at the annual level of £16,973.

David Duncan, Chief Operating Officer, says of the rise;

‘We are delighted to continue our commitment to the real living wage. Our adoption of this increase will positively impact over 450 colleagues across a range of roles, predominantly within University Services. Our people are at the heart of all that we do and we are committed to continued recognition of the contribution of all colleagues to the delivery of our world changing ambitions.’

If you have any further questions on the Government or Voluntary National Living wages, visit the Living Wage Foundation website or contact your local HR team for further information.

Our commitment to the National Living Wage is complemented by our membership of the Scottish Business Pledge, a values-led partnership between Government and business. The Pledge encourages employers to adopt fair and progressive business workplace policies, including supporting activities to help improve gender balance and diversity in the workforce.


First published: 15 November 2019