What is the Living Wage?

The real Living Wage is based on the cost of living and is voluntarily paid by over 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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Become a Living Wage Employer

Who pays the Living Wage?

There are more than 6,000 Living Wage Employers, including 40 per cent of the FTSE 100 and household names including Ikea, Aviva, Nationwide and Everton FC.

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Latest News

Living Wage Investor Toolkit published by the Living Wage Foundation and ShareAction

29 September 2020 – This week, the Living Wage Foundation (LWF) and ShareAction published ‘Investing in the Living Wage’, a new toolkit for responsible investors. The toolkit has been designed by...
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Guest blog: Cleanology - more important than ever to harness support for fair pay

17 September 2020 – Dominic Ponniah, CEO of Recognised Service Provider Cleanology: ‘Essential workers have suddenly become more visible, more in demand, and under greater pressure. It’s more...
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Press Statement: Living Wage Foundation statement on the National Living Wage

07 September 2020 – "With talks of the planned increase to the statutory minimum being frozen, it is important to recognise over 6,500 employers who go beyond the government’s minimum and pay a real...
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Sunderland City Council has become the first council in the North East to be accredited as a Real Living Wage Employer

27 August 2020 – COUNCIL FIRST WILL BENEFIT SOME OF THE CITY'S LOWEST PAIDSunderland City Council has become the first council in the North East to be accredited as a Real Living Wage Employer.The...
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