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

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...
25th October 2021 It has been announced today, that the government are raising the 'National Living Wage' from April 2022 to £9.50 an hour....
12th October 2021 Over the last six months, the Living Wage Foundation has been involved with the Mayor of London's office to help run a grant...


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