What is the real Living Wage?

The real Living Wage is based on the cost of living and is voluntarily paid by nearly 9,000 UK employers believe we all need a wage that meets our everyday needs.

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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 9,000 Living Wage Employers, including half of the FTSE 100 and household names including Lush, Aviva, Brewdog and Everton FC.

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Latest News

7th January 2022 Today's news that Sainsbury's plans to give all shop floor workers a pay rise was a great way to finish the first week of...
14th December 2021 42% of all supermarket workers in the UK - or 366,000 workers in total -earn below the real Living Wage  Female supermarket...
15th November 2021 Over 300,000 Living Wage workers are set for a pay boost  More than £1.6 billion in extra wages has gone to low-paid workers...
14th November 2021 1 in 6 (17.1%) of UK jobs pay below the real Living Wage, a significant decrease from last year’s figure of 5.4 million (1...


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