Campaign for a Living Wage
Low pay is not just an issue for those being underpaid, it also affects communities: low-paid workers often have to work long hours to support their families making it hard to spend time or money on their children's education, on community activities or just in the local shops.
Hundreds of studies have shown that the bigger the difference between the lowest paid and the highest paid in a country, the worse that country fares on health, violence, social mobility and many other measures of well-being
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually by the Living Wage Foundation, they provide advice, support and accreditation to Living Wage employers.
The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK. In London the rate is calculated by the Greater London Authority. The National Living Wage for outside of London is currently £7.20 per hour. The figure is set annually by the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University, full details on how the figure is calculated can be found at: Download The case for a Living wage
- Living Wage Poster (PDF, 1.22 Mb)
- Template letter to Councillors (DOC, 35.50 Kb)
- The case for a Living wage (PDF, 1.24 Mb)
- Living wage fact sheet (PDF, 197.60 Kb)
- Living wage - employers briefing (PDF, 193.44 Kb)
- Living Wage Pledge card (PDF, 180.91 Kb)
- The Living Wage Campaign academies Briefing (PDF, 1.84 Mb)