What is the real Living Wage?

The real Living Wage is based on the cost of living and is voluntarily paid by nearly 10,000 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 10,000 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

10th May 2022 Over 10,000 UK employers are now accredited with the Living Wage Foundation, nearly half (over 4,500) of whom have signed up...
1st April 2022 Workers paid the National Living Wage need almost an extra £800 per year to bring earnings in line with the real Living Wage...
16th March 2022 Katherine Chapman, Director of the Living Wage Foundation becomes a Commissioner for The Business Commission to Tackle...
15th March 2022 Nearly a third (32%) of all UK workers in full or part-time employment are given less than a week’s notice of their shifts,...


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