What is the Living Wage?

The real Living Wage is based on the cost of living and is voluntarily paid by over 7,000 UK employers who believe a hard day's work deserves a fair day's pay.

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Why Pay the real Living Wage?

As well as being good for society, there are significant business benefits to paying the real Living Wage.

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Become a Living Wage Employer

Who pays the Living Wage?

There are over 7,000 Living Wage Employers, including 2/5ths of the FTSE 100 and household names including Ikea, Aviva, Brewdog and Everton FC.

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Latest News

28th April 2021 The publication of the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (CRED) – 10 months after the killing of...
15th April 2021 Close to two-fifths (37%) of UK workers in full or part-time employment are given less than a week's notice of their shifts ...
15th April 2021 Scottish energy provider SSE has been confirmed as an accredited Living Hours Employer – underlining its commitment to...
1st April 2021 New research has found that after five years, the National Living Wage (NLW) has significantly boosted pay for the low paid...


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