Being a Real Living Wage Business & What That Means For Our Team

Being a Real Living Wage Business & What That Means For Our Team

We’re proud to be 1 of the 14,000 employers in the UK accredited by The Living Wage Foundation as a Real Living Wage Employer and we’re here to tell you what this means, how it’s calculated and the impact of the foundation. 

What is the Real Living Wage?

Real Living Wage is a UK pay rate which is based on the true cost of living. Higher than the statutory rate which the Government pays. Essentially a wage that covers the everyday cost of life, including food shop, energy bills, or a car breakdown. It’s completely up to the employer to be a Real Living Wage employer, with over 14,000 people now getting paid a fair wage to live comfortably during the cost of living crisis in the UK.

How is the Real Living Wage calculated?

The Real Living Wage rates are higher than the minimum wage because they are independently calculated based on what people need to get by, as opposed to the Government's minimum wage which primarily takes into account what businesses can afford to pay. New Living Wage rates are regularly reviewed, with an almost guaranteed increase in pay every year.

Who is a Real Living Wage Employer?

Among us as a Real Living Wage employer are companies including Nationwide, Google, Everton FC, Chelsea FC and a wholesale customer, Lush.  All offering their employers a fair wage to live on. 

What's the impact of the Real Living Wage Foundation?

Over 400,000 employees now receive a pay rise as a result of the Real Living Wage! Including London located businesses receiving a higher rate, as the cost to live in our capital is exceptionally higher.

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