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

4th July 2022 The Living Wage Foundation is delighted to announce the winners of the Living Wage Champion Awards 2022. The Awards...
23rd June 2022 One in seven (14.1 per cent) third sector workers are paid below the real Living Wage, with over three quarters of the...
29th May 2022 The Living Wage Foundation has today announced it will be bringing its new 2022-23 rate announcement forward to September,...
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...


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