What is the Living Wage?

Launched in 2012, the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign aims to encourage local businesses to voluntarily pay all employees a decent hourly rate.

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, rather than just survive. The new rate is announced every November during Living Wage week and businesses are given until 1st April to implement the new rate which is currently £8.25 per hour

Our aim is to support and encourage local businesses to voluntarily commit to paying their employees the Living Wage. If you are already paying the Living Wage you can sign up here to show your business’ commitment and then display a Brighton & Hove Living Wage logo on your premises, marketing materials and website. See here who has signed up already.

If you are not paying the Living Wage but would like to join the 278 businesses that currently do, please contact us here for advice and support.

  • Want to know more ? Then watch our campaign film below ...