More than 210,000 workers in the UK will receive a pay rise after the charity beyond the subsistence level has raised the national minimum hourly rate by 30 pence to 9.30 GBP.

The Living Wage Foundation, which lays down the voluntary measure, states that the London hourly rate will also increase by 20p to £ 10.75 compared to the government's "national living wage" of £ 8.21 for workers 25 years.

The charity said that the difference between their subsistence minimum and the state minimum wage is more than £ 2,000 a year at national level and almost £ 5,000 a year in London.

This year, the Living Wage Foundation has accredited around 1,500 employers, a total of just under 6,000. Employers who joined the initiative include FtsE 100 insurer Hiscox, the Crystal Palace football club, Leeds Building Society, City Airport in London and Newcastle University.

Capita, the outsourcing company that charges the London congestion fee and charges the BBC license fee, was the last to be accredited in September. She announced that she would take over the tariff for the entire British business, which would lead to a pay rise for 6,000 employees.

The increase is due to the fact that both main political parties compete for higher minimum wages. At the Tory party conference in October, Sajid Javid announced that he would raise the minimum rate for workers over the age of 25 to £ 10.50 by 2024 and reduce the age limit beyond which workers qualify to 21 by the same date.

The Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, has agreed to immediately introduce £ 10 an hour as a minimum rate, which he believes would increase the cost of living. McDonnell said it would mean that "everyone over 16 to 2024 will comfortably earn more than 10.50 pounds an hour".

Katherine Chapman, director of the Living Wage Foundation, said good companies knew that the living wage meant "happier, healthier and more motivated workers".

She welcomed the announcements by Cardiff and Salford city councils to establish "living wage cities", with Cardiff planning to double the number of workers receiving real wages to almost 50,000.

According to an analysis by the consulting firm IHS Markit for KPMG, Chapman received 5.2 million fewer workers than the charity's living wage, the lowest in seven years.

The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, wrote in the Guardian that the level of poverty at work is widespread and that employers should take the lead by raising wages.

He said, "If we read that schools in the East of England are installing community refrigerators to provide families with food that otherwise would not be able to pay for it, we know something serious is wrong."

West Ham United Deputy Chairman Karren Brady said: "Since 2015, West Ham has paid all employees the living wage in London and has been an accredited employer for two years. We are very proud of this.

"The minimum living wage in London helps us to support our employees at a time when we know that the cost of living is rising throughout the country and not just in the capital. That's why we decided in 2015 to extend the initiative to non-London employees in our retail outlets throughout Essex. "