What is the Living Wage?

The real Living Wage is based on the cost of living and is voluntarily paid by over 6,000 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 more than 6,000 Living Wage Employers, including 40 per cent of the FTSE 100 and household names including Ikea, Aviva, Nationwide and Everton FC.

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Latest News


20 October 2020 – Aviva and Standard Life Aberdeen have today been announced as the UK’s first accredited Living Hours Employers. Their accreditation means that, in addition to paying their staff the...
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JOB: Programme Manager

15 October 2020 – Hours: Full time, flexible options availableSalary: £34,044 (including London Weighting)Pension: 10% employer contributionContract: PermanentHoliday: 25 days +Christmas...
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JOB: Head of Business Development

15 October 2020 – Hours: 4/5 days, flexible Salary: £49,522 (including London Weighting)Pension: 10% employer contributionContract: Maternity cover until Dec 2021Holiday: 25 days +Christmas...
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Introducing our new Director of the Living Wage Foundation - Laura Gardiner

01 October 2020 – This is my first week working at the Living Wage Foundation, the heart of a movement that I’ve been involved in and admired for a long time. Next year will mark 20 years since the...
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12.45pm - 28 Oct
RT @LivingWageWales: Join @burnspetfood for #LivingWageWeek in #WestWales. Celebration, reflection and meeting other #LivingWage champions…
12.33pm - 28 Oct
RT @LivingWageWales: Ymunwch â @DEG_Cymru i ddathlu Wythnos Cyflog Byw a chryfhau'r rhwydwaith o gyflogwyr sydd yn talu'r Cyflog Byw yng Ng…
12.42pm - 27 Oct
RT @LivingWageUK: How can good wages be at the heart of the recover of local economies? Join us at our 'Building back with Living Wage Plac…
12.41pm - 27 Oct
RT @LivingWageScot: Want to learn more about the real Living Wage or how to maximise the benefits of your accreditation? We are inviting ac…
9.51am - 26 Oct
RT @rbhousing: Did you know that there are just two weeks to go until #LivingWageWeek? We're proud to be an accredited @LivingWageUK employ…