The simple fact is, everyone needs a wage that meets their everyday needs.
Earning the real Living Wage, as opposed to the government's minimum, makes a huge difference to workers. Workers have told us the difference it makes to their productivity at work, mental health, relationships with family and more.
The real Living Wage has lifted hundreds of thousands of families onto a wage that covers their everyday needs. Below you'll hear some personal stories of the difference it can make.
Jodi, van driver at Living Wage Employer Cook shares how the real Living Wage has allowed him to stay living in London, and spend more time with his children at weekends instead of juggling two jobs.
Lynne's and Paula's stories
Lynne and Paula, part of the Cleaning team at Aviva Norwich talk about the different earning a real Living Wage has made to their lives. They discuss the positive impact it has on family life, quality of life and ability to put some money aside.
Hear from workers on the difference it can make
Workers explain the difference earning a real Living Wage makes to them compared with the government's minimum
There's a broad range of business benefits too
Paying a real Living Wage improves the employer brand, boosts staff productivity and motivation at work. 93% of Living Wage businesses say they've benefitted from accreditation.
We also know paying a real Living Wage helps employers to remain competitive, retain existing staff and attract new staff.