As part of its commitment to promote and support the paymentof the Oxford Living Wage, the Council is preparing to launch its own OxfordLiving Wage accreditation scheme. Currently no Oxford colleges are signed up to the Oxford Living Wage scheme. Of the PPHs, only two – Campion Hall and Blackfriars – are currently signed up to pay the rate, according to the council. Oxford University has been contacted for comment. 17 of Oxford’s 38 colleges and Oxford University are signed up to pay the Real Living Wage, according to the Living Wage Foundation. This is set at £9.00 per hour. Earlier this week the Council flew the Oxford Living Wageflag for the first time to mark the increase in its minimum hourly pay rates toover £10. Susan Brown, Leader of Oxford City Council, has said she will be writing to the wealthiest Oxford colleges after calling the number of colleges paying the Oxford Living Wage ‘disgusting’. In the letters, Ms Brown will be asking the colleges whether they can pay the Oxford Living Wage to their lowest-earning staff. Mary Clarkson, executive board member for culture and thecity centre, told the Oxford Mail: “I’mashamed of my old college, St John’s. Next time they ask me for donations, I’lltell them they’ll get no money from me until they pay the Oxford Living Wage.” The Oxford Living Wage scheme, run by the Council, has beenset up to encourage companies to pay a fair wage that reflects costs of livingin Oxford. It is set at 95% of the Living Wage in London. The rate was raisedto £10.02 per hour on 1st April, to reflect a rise in the LondonLiving Wage.