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

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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News: 45% of supermarket workers earn below the real Living Wage, as UK’s major supermarkets report record profits.

13 January 2021 – New research by the Living Wage Foundation reveals that 45% of supermarket workers (410,000 employees) earn below the real Living Wage, which currently stands at £9.50 per hour in...
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Good Business Foundation releases Good Business Charter Accreditation

12 January 2021 – Recognise and Celebrate Responsible Organisations - Jenny Herrera, Good Business Foundation CEOAt the Good Business Foundation it is our aim to provide a clear and effective way to...
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Guest Blog: "Why All Manufacturing Companies Should Pay the Living Wage" by Daniel Wiggins, ReAgent Chemicals

09 December 2020 – Why All Manufacturing Companies Should Pay the Living WageAs you probably know, the real Living Wage is a minimum rate that’s independently calculated, based on the realistic costs...
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Research @EmploymtStudies also finds that "While the low paid were more likely to return to work as social distanci… https://t.co/stjiGOuqZ9
11.12am - 22 Jan
The UK’s lowest-paid workers, earning below the real #LivingWage, are more than twice as likely to have lost their… https://t.co/H9EGyddLud
2.05pm - 21 Jan
RT @Happy_Creative: Here at Happy we believe it's our people who make us resilient and agile so we can continuously improve products, proce…