What is the real Living Wage?

The real Living Wage is based on the cost of living and is voluntarily paid by over 12,000 UK employers who 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 over 12,000 Living Wage Employers, including half of the FTSE 100 and household names including Lush, Aviva, Nationwide and Everton FC.

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Latest News

31st March 2023 Today's National Living Wage rise to £10.42 per hour will be a welcome boost for many low paid workers, but over 12,000...
21st March 2023 New research finds over half of pension savers feel they'll never be able to retire and 1 in 10 cut contributions as cost of...
13th March 2023 Why do we need a Global Living Wage?  Today, being employed offers no guarantee of financial safety.  According to the...
3rd March 2023 New research from the Living Wage Foundation shows that women are more likely to be struggling with the cost-of-living...


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