The RTPI is a Living Wage Employer. 

This means that  everyone working for the Institute, will receive a minimum hourly wage which is significantly higher than the national minimum wage.   

Living Wage

The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. 

The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public; it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet.

Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis. 

Andrew Taylor, Chair of the RTPI Board of Trustees 2015/16 said:

"I am really pleased that the Institute has received this accreditation. The RTPI has a duty of care as an employer and it is good that our stance has now been recognised by an external body" .

The Living Wage enjoys cross party support, with public backing from the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.