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20 Feb 2024 | Joe Richardson & Ana Witteveen

Employee Jobs Paid Below the Real Living Wage 2023

This is the twelfth annual update to the 'Employee jobs paid below the Living Wage' report, which uses published data from the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) Annual Survey for Hours and…

02 Nov 2023 | Edmund Heery, David Nash, Deborah Hann

The Impact of the Real Living Wage in Higher Education

One way in which universities can fulfil their civic mission is by adopting the Real Living Wage (RLW). The civic mission of universities is increasingly defined to include a commitment to…

24 Oct 2023 | Nye Cominetti, Louise Murphy


This report sets out the method through which the 2023-24 Living Wage rates in London and the rest of the UK are calculated by the Resolution Foundation and overseen by the Living Wage Commission…

28 Sep 2023 | Ana Witteveen

Life on Low Pay as Inflation Begins to Ease

Costs remain high even as inflation begins to ease, leaving many low paid workers facing ongoing financial hardship. While workers across the income distribution are feeling the squeeze, the…

27 Sep 2023 |

Implementing The Living Wage: A Toolkit For NHS Organisations

This toolkit has been created for NHS organisations to help them implement the Living Wage. It includes the accreditation process as well as case studies and advice from existing accredited NHS…

03 Aug 2023 | Joe Richardson, August 2023

Precarious pay and uncertain hours: insecure work in the UK Labour Market.

Several shockwaves have been sent through the UK Labour Market over recent years. Covid-19 saw all non-essential economic activity grind to a halt, leaving millions of workers furloughed and a…

Case studies

Find out more about how employers have implemented the Living Wage, Living Hours and what it's meant for their business.