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What is the Living Wage?

The real Living Wage is based on the cost of living and is voluntarily paid by nearly 6,000 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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Who pays the Living Wage?

There are nearly 6,000 Living Wage Employers, including more than 1/3 of the FTSE 100 and household names including Ikea, Aviva, Nationwide and Everton FC.

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