Celebrating place-based approaches to expanding Living Wage accreditation
From the Royal Docks in Newham to the Greater Manchester City-region, there are 16 recognised Living Wage Places across the UK. To gain recognition the local authority works with the Living Wage Foundation and Citizens UK to create a cross-sectoral local action group. Together they create and deliver a 3-year action plan aimed at making the real Living Wage the norm in their place.
We work primarily at City, Borough and City-region scale. We also have two separate schemes: Living Wage Buildings and Living Wage Zones.
Where is there Living Wage Places activity?
Fill out our form to become recognised for making a Living Wage Place
Living Wage Cities
We have 10 Cities signed up to grow the Living Wage including: Salford, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Cardiff, Norwich, Sunderland, Aberdeen, Bristol, Manchester City and Dundee.
Making Salford a Living Wage City
The Living Wage Action Group behind making Salford a Living Wage City explain why the living wage is important.
Making Living Wage City-Regions
Both London and Greater Manchester City-Region have the ambition to grow the Living Wage Employers in their city-regions, putting more money into local people's pockets and the local economy.
Making London a Living Wage City
'Making London a Living Wage City' is a campaign launched by the Living Wage Foundation with Citizens UK and Trust for London, to put £635m of wages back into the pockets of low-wage workers in London. Our vision is simple - we would like everyone in the capital to get the real Living Wage.
Making Greater Manchester a Living Wage City-Region
Greater Manchester has set a goal of becoming the first city-region to pay all employees a real Living Wage.
A Living Wage City-Region action group, led by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, has been established to drive forward plans to ensure all employers in the city-region pay the living wage by the end of the decade.