The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set after consultation with the public.
The Living Wage enjoys cross party support, with public backing from the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.
Living Wage Foundation Director, Katherine Chapman, said:
We are delighted to welcome Campaign Collective to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer.
The best employers are voluntarily signing up to pay the Living Wage now.
We have accredited nearly 3,000 leading employers, including Campaign Collective, ranging from independent printers, bookshops and breweries, to well-known companies such as Nationwide, Aviva and SSE.