Living Wage Brighton Blog

O N C A: Why We Pay the Brighton & Hove Living Wage

One of the reasons we love Brighton so much is the fact that we have so many fantastic businesses committed to their employees’ welfare. It’s all part of contributing to a fairer, happier city for all of us. We’re delighted to welcome the O N C A team (including 8-week old Albie the Whippet!) as one of the newest sign-ups… ...Read More

Pagoda Security: Why We Pay the Brighton & Hove Living Wage

More and more businesses are joining our campaign every week to show their commitment to paying the Brighton & Hove Living Wage of £8.45 per hour to all their employees. One of the latest businesses to sign up is Pagoda Security & Facilities Management Ltd – we spoke to them about the importance of paying a living wage (and paying… ...Read More

Impetus: Why We Pay The Brighton & Hove Living Wage

We’re delighted to announce that there are now over 330 businesses signed up to the Brighton & Hove Living Wage campaign, demonstrating their commitment to ensuring that every resident of our city is paid a living wage that allows them to thrive, not just survive. This week we spoke to Jo Ivens, CEO of Brighton & Hove Impetus, a local… ...Read More

Brighton charities lead the way for the living wage

So far 42 third sector organisations have signed up to the local Living Wage Campaign which is led by Brighton Chamber. Currently set at £8.45 per hour for the UK, the wage is calculated as the minimum needed for a basic standard of living. One of the most recent charities to join the campaign is The Goodall Foundation. Eugenie Teasley… ...Read More

The Bevy: Why we pay the Brighton & Hove Living Wage

325 Brighton & Hove businesses have now signed up to the campaign, showing their commitment to paying a Living Wage of at least £8.45 per hour to all their employees. One of those businesses is The Bevy pub. We spoke to Iain Chambers, General Manager of The Bevy, about why it’s brilliant to be part of our local business community,… ...Read More

Propellernet: Why we pay the Brighton & Hove Living Wage

We’re thrilled that 325 businesses in Brighton & Hove have now joined our campaign, pledging to pay a Living Wage of at least £8.45 per hour to all their staff. But what difference does it make to employers and employees? We spoke to Propellernet about being a business in the city, why they’re committed to paying the Brighton & Hove… ...Read More

Living Wage loyalty

Gary Conroy, Founding Director of 5 Squirrels Ltd, shares his reasons for paying more than the Living Wage to staff and how this benefits his business.  I had often visited Brighton for weekend breaks and really enjoyed the sense of community and feeling of a progressive society the city had to offer as well as of course the beach! So, when… ...Read More

70% of businesses benefit from paying the Living Wage

Last week was Living Wage Week, a national celebration of the Living Wage movement. In Brighton, we’ve made fantastic progress with our local Living Wage campaign, with over 300 businesses signed up since we started in 2012. The new Living Wage rate for 2016/17 has just been announced as £8.45 an hour. In the lead-up to Living Wage Week, we… ...Read More

Movers of the Universe

We spoke to Julian Ankersmit, the owner of He-Van, Movers of the Universe, to find out why he thinks it’s important to pay a Living Wage.  1) Tell us about your business, how did it start and what do you do? I started He-Van, Movers of the Universe in 2010 after working for another Brighton removal firm whose standards were… ...Read More

Celebrate Living Wage Week with us

This week is Living Wage Week! Running from 30th October to 5th November, Living Wage Week is an opportunity to celebrate the success of our local Living Wage campaign and raise its profile. We were delighted to announce last week that over 300 businesses have joined the campaign. There are now 303 employers and nearly 3,000 salaries have been elevated as a… ...Read More

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