More than 700 businesses sign up to the Living Wage Campaign

Congratulations to the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign that has just reached 700 sign-ups with more than 3,640 wages raised as a result.

Since the pandemic started, businesses have found themselves in an extremely challenging situation – but employers have continued to show their support and join the campaign.

Brighton & Hove’s Living Wage Campaign has been run by Brighton Chamber since 2012, supported by the council and Unison Brighton. It’s free to sign up and takes less than five minutes.

The campaign aims to support and encourage local businesses to voluntarily pay all employees the real Living Wage instead of the government’s national minimum. This amounts to £9.50 per hour for Brighton & Hove.  
 
Recent signups have included: 67 Degrees, Brighton and Hove News, Freedom Works, My Home Care and Brighton Table Tennis Club.

Support for the campaign

Set independently and updated annually the Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK and is the amount that allows a person to live a decent life and not just survive.
 
Find out about our commitment to the Living Wage

More information about the National Minimum Wage on the gov.uk website

Pictured: Employees from living wage supermarket HISBE. When asked why they support the Brighton & Hove Living Wage they said: 

"We knew staff would be our biggest cost when setting up HISBE but it was key to our planning that we made sure we paid the living wage so that our staff are well and happy when they come to work."

More about HISBE and other business case studies

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