What is the Living Wage?

Launched in 2012, the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign aims to encourage local businesses to voluntarily pay all employees the real Living Wage instead of the government’s national minimum.

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.

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 £9.50 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 commitment and then display a Brighton & Hove Living Wage logo on your premises, marketing materials and website.

See which employers have signed up already.