What is the Living Wage?

The real Living Wage is based on the cost of living and is voluntarily paid by nearly 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 nearly 7,000 Living Wage Employers, including 2/5ths of the FTSE 100 and household names including Ikea, Aviva, Nationwide and Everton FC.

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Latest News

Measuring your impact - how a simple app encourages ethical shopping with Living Wage employers.

24 February 2021 – Introducing the app Impact Score, Ian Yates , the Founder shares how it helps consumers to shop more ethically and choose to support those employers committed to paying all their...
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BLOG: FOOD BANKS ARE A CRUCIAL LIFELINE, BUT WE MUST NOT LOSE SIGHT OF WHY PEOPLE ARE FOOD INSECURE IN THE FIRST PLACE

10 February 2021 – Emily Roe, Campaign Manager at the Living Wage Foundation discusses the issue of food insecurity and the need for a real Living Wage. Marcus Rashford’s work over the last year has...
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More Than a Million Low-Paid Workers Forced to Regularly Skip Meals During Pandemic

09 February 2021 – New research shows the impact of low pay during the pandemic, with two-thirds of workers earning below the real Living Wage experiencing a fall in earnings since the pandemic began...
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University of Cambridge accredits with Living Wage Foundation

22 January 2021 – CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY GAINS REAL LIVING WAGE ACCREDITATIONThe University of Cambridge has today been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Their Living Wage commitment will see...
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