Number of accredited Living Wage Employers reaches 900!

There are now 900 organisations signed up as accredited Living Wage Employers.

This represents a huge growth in the number of accredited employers, up from 400 since Living Wage Week in November 2013. The full list of accredited employers arranged alphabetically or by region can be viewed here.

The Living Wage - which currently stands at £7.65 an hour across the UK and £8.80 in London - is calculated to provide a basic but acceptable standard of living.

The 900 accredited Living Wage Employers, ranging from KPMG and Barclays to the National Portrait Gallery, Nestle, Save the Children and Lush Cosmetics, make up a vibrant network. These employers commit to pay the Living Wage and to promote the Living Wage through the use of the Living Wage Employer Mark.

The experience for employers who have adopted the Living Wage has been a universally positive one with excellent results for staff retention, morale and productivity.

A recent public survey by Nationwide found that 85% of people think that companies should voluntarily pay their employees the Living Wage if they are able to. More than half of those polled stated that they would be more likely to use the goods and services of a company that paid its employees the Living Wage (54%).