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Real Living Wage increase

27 Mar 2024

The Real Living Wage hourly rate will increase to £12.00 from Monday, 1 April

University of Manchester

Our University remains committed to the Real Living Wage and was accredited by the Living Wage Foundation in 2019.

From Monday, 1 April, the Real Living hourly rate will increase to £12.00 an hour for all Grade one staff.

Acting Director of People and Organisational Development Andrew Mullen says: “We are proud to announce that the University will be implementing the enhanced Real Living Wage rate of £12 per hour for all colleagues who are currently paid on spinal points 7 – 9.”

You can view the changes and find out how this affects you on our Pay Scales page from 1 April 2024.

I’m Grade 1 do I need to do anything?

No, you do not need to do anything, and the change will be applied from 1 April and be reflected in your April pay.

I’m a manager and some of my team are affected. Do I need to do anything?

Please ensure that you make your teams aware of these changes, especially for those colleagues who do not have PC access at work.

Completing paperwork or timesheet claims

If you are a manager of staff for whom this increase applies, please ensure that you use the updated pay scales when completing any future paperwork e.g. Post Contract Management Forms, New Appointment Forms and Casual Worker Forms.

If you have any questions, please contact