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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 over 5,000 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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What does the real Living Wage mean to you?

Who pays the Living Wage?

There are over 5,000 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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  • 11.59am - 20 May
    RT @turn2us_org: Of people earning less than the ‘real’ living wage: - 51% had borrowed money from a friend or relative - 22% had taken o…
  • 3.13pm - 17 May
    RT @DavidLinden: Great to welcome @scotgov Veterans Minister Graeme Dey MSP to #Cranhill. Celebrated @ScotVetRes becoming a living wage emp…
  • 1.20pm - 17 May
    RT @LivingWageUK: 1.6 million northerners are paid less than the real #LivingWage (£9 per hour) which affects 1 in 3 women IPPRNorth finds.…
  • 10.40am - 17 May
    1.6 million northerners are paid less than the real #LivingWage (£9 per hour) which affects 1 in 3 women IPPRNorth… https://t.co/dV2uK97PS1