What is the Living Wage?

The real Living Wage is based on the cost of living and is voluntarily paid by over 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 over 7,000 Living Wage Employers, including 2/5ths of the FTSE 100 and household names including Ikea, Aviva, Brewdog and Everton FC.

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Latest News

15th April 2021 Close to two-fifths (37%) of UK workers in full or part-time employment are given less than a week's notice of their shifts ...
15th April 2021 Scottish energy provider SSE has been confirmed as an accredited Living Hours Employer – underlining its commitment to...
1st April 2021 New research has found that after five years, the National Living Wage (NLW) has significantly boosted pay for the low paid...
30th March 2021 Danone's Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Danone receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.50 in the UK or £10....


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RT @Peoples_health: We know the impact the real Living Wage can have on health outcomes which is why we have been a @LivingWageUK Employer…
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In past year, 27% of full-time workers (over one million) earning below the #LivingWage said they had skipped meals… https://t.co/a0eCmmxgu6
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RT @CynnalCymru: Why is the real #LivingWage important? @LivingWageWales ✅ 1/3 of Cardiff households are living in poverty ✅ In-work pov…
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RT @MyIglooEnergy: Proud to be celebrating another year of being a @LivingWageUK employer! Together with over 7,000 organisations we guaran…
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Full-time workers earning below the real #LivingWage were asked what they thought would happen if their employer pa… https://t.co/WLOaPmFkeB