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

29th July 2021 Living Wage Foundation releases new report on unstable and volatile working in labour market   There are 3.7 million people...
19th July 2021 Jenny Baskerville, Head of Inclusion, Diversity and Social Equality at the professional services firm KPMG UK, has been...
19th July 2021 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the Living Wage campaign and the ambition to eradicate in-work poverty and secure wages...
6th July 2021 An alliance of prominent employers in Islington has today launched an Action Plan to make Islington North London’s first “...


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RT @LivingWageUK: NEW RESEARCH | Today we launch our latest report 'The Insecurity Complex' which highlights the scale of low paid & insecu…
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RT @hrmagazine: New research by the @LivingWageUK has found millions of UK employees are trapped in low paid and insecure work https://t.co
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Who is most affected by low paid and insecure work? • 17% of workers under 25 • 13% of BAME workers • 15% of disa… https://t.co/wbKR3oJy8b
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RT @avivaplc: Proud to support this research from @LivingWageUK As a #LivingHours employer, it's important that we provide jobs that trea…