Lidl GB to increase pay for UK hourly-paid employees

Lidl GB increase paySupermarket chain Lidl GB is to increase pay for its UK hourly-paid employees from 1 June.

The organisation, which has more than 32,000 employees in Britain, will increase pay from £12 an hour to a minimum of £12.40 for staff based outside of London. Employees based in London will see their entry level pay rise from £13.55 to £13.65.

Lidl GB’s hourly pay rates also increase with length of service, reaching £13 per hour nationally and £14 an hour within London.

This latest increase represents an investment of more than £2.5 million, following a £37 million investment in March and an £8 million raise in September 2023. This brings Lidl GB’s total investment in pay over the past 12 months to nearly £50 million.

Ryan McDonnell, chief executive officer at Lidl GB, said: “As we continue to expand, we are welcoming more customers and attracting more staff into the business every day. It’s absolutely right, therefore, that we continue to offer industry-leading pay.”

Stephanie Rogers, chief human resources officer at Lidl GB, added: “The critical role that our employees play in driving our growth is always front of mind for us, which is why we’re committed to offering extremely competitive pay alongside a raft of other benefits. We want to continue to support and strengthen the teams that run our stores and warehouses every day, while attracting the best new talent. This latest investment helps us to do just that.”

Lidl GB also offers its employees benefits including enhanced holiday entitlement, life assurance, voluntary health and dental insurance, an in-store staff discount and a competitive maternity pay package.