The Fair Pay League

Our Fair Pay League and report was launched on 17th October 2013 as part of our Fair Pay Campus Campaign. Among other things, the Campaign asks that each university sets their maximum pay ratio at 10:1 by raising the lowest paid staff to the living wage and reducing the top pay bracket to £140,000.

Our report finds that:

  • Universities are actively choosing not to pay their staff fairly, despite having budgets large enough. £228m is spent on executive pay each year while 4,872 workers still earn the minimum wage and 6,769 are on less than the living wage.
  • High pay ratios between the highest and lowest paid staff at each university have risen to an average 18.6:1 since a previous report looked into pay ratios in the Higher Education sector and found them to be the highest in the public sector.


Click here to read the report
 

Fair Pay League