Living Wage Week

2nd - 8th Nov 2014

We are very keen on trying to move towards a living wage, work should pay, that’s the key
Iain Duncan Smith

What is Living Wage Week?

Living Wage Week takes place each November, it is a UK-wide celebration of the Living Wage and Living Wage Employers.

It is a great opportunity toraise awarenessof the Living Wage and the Living Wage Employer Mark.

The new UK and London Living Wage rates for 2014-15 will be announced on Monday 3rd November.

The UK Living Wage rate will be announced simultaneously in cities around the UKwhilst the London rate will be announcedby Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

Information about the announcement and calculation of the Living Wage rate can be found here.

The Living Wage Foundation and PrincipalPartners of the campaign will launch areport on the scale of low pay and the impact of the Living Wage.

Get Involved - Employers

Accredited Living Wage Employers across the country will celebrate their commitment to the Living Wage.

We will be in touch with ideas, suggestions and opportunities.

Accredited Employers can find a pack of ideas for celebrating their accreditation during the week here.

For an organisation to be accredited in time for Living Wage Week we are asking for Living Wage Licence Agreements to be returned to the Living Wage Foundation by Monday 13th October.

Get involved - Supporters

  • Connect with us on Social media: like us on facebook and follow us on twitter. Please share the Living Wage Employer Mark wherever you see it!
  • We have prepared some infographics which are available to download and share. We will be sharing one on each day of the week! Our infographic for Monday 3rd can be found here.
  • Tell people about us: Got a friend with a small busines? Or a favourite coffee shop? Do you volunteer at the weekends?Tell any organisations that you work with about the Living Wage Foundation. If you’d like any materials to do this just let us know
  • Celebrate Living Wage Week: Plan an event for Living Wage Week, a national celebration of the Living Wage, which takes place each year during the first week of November
  • Donate or fundraise: You can support the work of the Living Wage campaign by fundraising for us or making a donation. Our JustGiving page can be found here.
  • Know your area: Write to your local paper to tell them about the Living Wage locally. You can find out how many accredited organisations there are in your region here and statistics about low pay in your area here.
  • Learn about Community Organising, the roots of the Living Wage: you might like to read about Citizens UK, the organisation that the Living Wage Foundation grew from. Citizens UK brings together community groups to work together locally on a range of issues including the Living Wage – they also run training courses. If you’d be interested to get involved please contact Citizens UK