Living Wage Week 2020

Living Wage Week 2020

The University of Oxford is proud to be an accredited Living Wage employer, meaning that (since 2015) we pay at least the Living Wage to all of our employees and third-party contractors who work regularly on our premises. 

In August this year, the University extended this commitment to become an Oxford Living Wage employer. Introduced by the City Council, the Oxford Living Wage (OLW) is an hourly minimum pay that promotes liveable earnings, recognising the high cost of living in Oxford.

University of Oxford, Living Wage Employer


What is the Living Wage?

The real Living Wage is the UK wage rate that is voluntarily paid by nearly 7,000 UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a wage that meets everyday needs.

Since 2011, the University has taken action to ensure that all those employed by the central University have been paid the Living Wage.

In 2015, the University made a commitment to become an accredited Living Wage employer through the phased accreditation route, and we were officially accredited in 2017.

In 2020, the University became an Oxford Living Wage employer. Paid at 95% of the London real Living Wage, it recognises the high cost of living in Oxford.

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