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What is the Living Wage?

The real Living Wage is based on the cost of living and is voluntarily paid by over 5,000 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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What does the real Living Wage mean to you?

Who pays the Living Wage?

There are over 5,000 Living Wage Employers, including more than 1/3 of the FTSE 100 and household names including Ikea, Aviva, Nationwide and Everton FC.

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Latest News


  • 9.10am - 25 Apr
    RT @LivingWageUK: An employee on the new government #NLW rate of £8.21 has to work 25 additional days a year to earn the same as workers on…
  • 4.44pm - 24 Apr
    RT @TRJFProject: Today we're celebrating becoming a #LivingWage employer, because we believe a hard days work deserves a full days pay at a…
  • 4.21pm - 24 Apr
    RT @LivingWageUK: "Businesses stand a better chance of succeeding when all employers feel valued and fairly awarded” - @JoanneMcCartney – D…
  • 2.27pm - 24 Apr
    RT @LivingWageUK: Workers on the new government minimum #NLW rate of £8.21 earn £1540.50 less than workers on the real #LivingWage. That’s…