Living Wage Week

Living Wage Week is the annual celebration of the Living Wage movement. Our movement has never been more important than against the backdrop of spiralling prices and a cost of living crisis, so we want to celebrate the employers and individuals pushing our movement forward and encourage others to join the movement of over 14,000 accredited employers.

Living Wage Week comes just two weeks after the announcement of our new Living Wage rates and is the perfect opportunity for you to promote your Living Wage accreditation to staff, stakeholders and the public.

Living Wage Week 2023 logo

Living Wage Week logo

Our movement's celebration

6-12th November 2023

Tackling the cost of living with a real Living Wage and decent work

With energy and food costs still high, paying the real Living Wage and committing to decent employment has never been more important.  Despite the tough economic backdrop, we’ve had record number of Living Wage accreditations over the last two years, as well as employers going even further and accrediting as with our Living Hours and Living Pension schemes. 

This year’s theme celebrates just that; the movement of employers who are committed to the Living Wage and decent work to ensure staff always have decent work and can always live a dignified life. 

Find more details about how to get involved in our biggest celebration of the year below.

What happens in Living Wage Week?

map of UK with events dotted across UK and calendar icon

Events up and down the country (stay tuned!)

Living Wage Accredited Bakery with logo in shop window

Employers fly the flag and proudly display the logo

living Wage icon on social media on phone being held in hand

Raise awareness of the Living Wage in press and social media

We're excited to celebrate Living Wage Week 2023 with the entire movement after the past year's success.

In 2022, over 1000 people attended our events, Living Wage Week featured in over 600 separate pieces of media coverage, and #LivingWageWeek was used over 7,500 times.  

The rates announcement

The new 2023-24 real Living Wage rates were announced on the 24th October as £12 across the UK, £13.15 in London. Find out more here.


Get involved!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to come together as a movement of businesses and communities working to tackle in-work and post-work poverty. Wondering how you can get involved? Take a look at the below resources.  


Join or host an event during Living Wage Week 2023. 

You can find a list of all the events you can join during the week here.

Where possible we encourage our employer network to host their own regional celebrations, bringing together Living Wage accredited organisations in your area to celebrate the achievements of your local movement and energise everyone for the year to come! You can find lots of resources on how to run a successful event including our training session here.

Join or host an event /living-wage-week-events
Group of people talking about Living Wage on stage

Other ways to get involved

People's Health Trust team smiling and holding up a Living Wage Foundation foamboard

Enter the #LivingWageWeek Competition!


Living Wage billboards on motorway

Get the public's attention

Living Wage Bunting

Merchandise this way