McDonald’s recommends pay increase for 115,000 UK staff


Restaurant organisation McDonald’s has recommended a pay increase for its 115,000 UK employees working across its 1,200 national franchised restaurants, effective from 22 January 2018.

The new hourly rates of pay have been recommended to rise to between £5.75 and £7 an hour for crew members aged between 16 and 17, and to between £8 and £10 an hour for crew members aged 25 and over. Hourly pay for shift-running floor managers has been recommended to increase to between £9.50 and £11.75 an hour. Employees who work between midnight and 6am are recommended to receive an extra £1 an hour added to these rates.

McDonald’s currently recommends a starting rate of £5.10 an hour for staff under the age of 18, and £7.60 an hour for employees aged 25 and over as a minimum.

A spokesperson at McDonald’s said: Our people are at the heart of our business and, as a responsible and proud employer, we are committed to investing in them. Reward and recognition for our people and their contribution is a key priority, and to ensure we can attract and retain the best people, we regularly review pay and benefits.

“While our franchisees set their own pay rates, we have recommended an increase across all age bands for our hourly employees to be implemented from 22 January. From kitchen to counter to front of house, our success would not be possible without the hard work of our people, so we will keep working hard to do right by them.”