What is the Living Wage?

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

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Latest News


27 November 2020 – Hours: 3 days a week for 3 months (flexibility available)Salary: London Living Wage £10.85 per hour / £21,158 (pro-rata)Location: Home-based (we welcome applicants from anywhere in...
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Living Wage Foundation Responds to National Living Wage Statement 

25 November 2020 – Today the Chancellor announced: That the National Living Wage will rise to £8.91 from April 2020 – a 2.2% increase – and will be extended to 23-year olds. An exemption to the much-...
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In case you missed it: 10 highlights from Living Wage Week 2020  

20 November 2020 – In this blog post we reflect on another fantastic Living Wage Week! Throughout the week we celebrated the Living Wage network and the movement that has put £1.3 billion back into...
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Blog: Why the real Living Wage in Social Care is desperately needed during Covid-19

13 November 2020 – Sara Johnson, Senior Programme Manager - Living Wage Foundation shutterstock_482413708.jpg ‘I feel like a Roman Gladiator going into the ring on a...
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