New rate effective from 1 January 2023

The University became an accredited real Living Wage employer in 2021. To support our continued commitment we have again made changes to the University's pay structure to reflect the most recent uplift announced by the Living Wage Foundation.

The new real Living Wage rate is £10.90 per hour and employers have until May 2023 to introduce this. The University has chosen to apply a new minimum hourly rate of £11.21 (spine point 12 on the National Pay Spine) with the earlier effective date of 1 January 2023.

Increment dates

In a change to previous increases, we will be maintaining colleague's existing increment dates. This means that following the change in grade applied in January, you will then move to the next increment point in your current increment month. For example, somebody on Grade 1.2 with an increment month of April will move to the new Grade 1.2 (spine point 12) in January 2023 and then move to Grade 1.3 (spine point 13) in April 2023.

Further details on the implementation

We have worked closely with our Trade Union colleagues to agree to these changes that will affect colleagues in grades 1-5.

Some colleagues in grades 1.2 to 5.4 will see an increase in salary while others will have an increased earning potential from future increments. Find out further details on these changes, which took effect on 1 January 2023.

Colleagues affected will receive a letter by email (grades 3-5) or to their home address (grades 1 and 2) with details of what these changes mean for them.

Where Casual, Apprentice, Intern and Temp Pool rates fall below the real Living Wage, these will also be uplifted with effect from 1 January 2023.