Living Wage Brighton Blog

Get to know Living Wage employer Gusto.film

We love chatting to Living Wage employers and it’s particularly interesting to hear how they are pivoting and adapting to the current Covid situation. We recently caught up with Tom Staniford, Creative Director of Gusto.film, to find out more about how his business is doing. What is Gusto.film and what kind of work do you make? Gusto.film is the creative… ...Read More

Join us to celebrate 600 employers signed up!

Virtual networking with the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign It’s long overdue, but we’re celebrating the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign reaching 600 sign-ups! Join us on Zoom and catch up with fellow Living Wage employers. We’ll be sharing some of the campaign’s successes and there’ll be a chance to network with other employers too. Time: 10am – 11am… ...Read More

"I wish I could self isolate with you."

Are you missing someone right now? We were delighted to discover that Brighton & Hove based Living Wage employer Ellie Ellie is spreading the love with a whimsical lock down themed design free with every order. We caught up with founder and MD Danielle Plowman to find out more about her business and to see how she’s adapting to work… ...Read More

Why is Oasis Project a Living Wage Employer?

We caught up with Jo Lake from Brighton-based charity Oasis Project to find out more about them and why they’ve joined the Brighton & Hove Living Wage campaign.  What does the Oasis Project do? Oasis is an organisation giving hope to people affected by drugs and alcohol. We help women, children and families find the strength and opportunities to make… ...Read More

Good news: Pay-as-you-feel sushi is coming

We are all navigating strange times at the moment and there is much conversation about the ‘new normal’. What will life be like in six months or a year? Will business continue in the same way or will this situation give birth to different, better ways of doing things? Will this be an opportunity to rebuild, fix and revolutionise?  For… ...Read More

The Brighton & Hove Living Wage campaign reaches 600 milestone

Today a total of 600 local employers have signed up to the Brighton & Hove Living Wage campaign. Since its launch in 2012, Brighton Chamber’s campaign for a real Living Wage has seen a wide variety of businesses, charities and large organisations sign up, implementing pay rises for over 3400 people. Number 600 to join was Richard Freeman, founder and… ...Read More

Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign 2019

With 2019 coming to an end, there’s plenty to be proud of after a year of campaigning for a better, fairer, Living Wage. Looking back, we’ve achieved so much and want to thank everyone for their support and contributions to our campaign. This year we celebrated reaching our 500th sign up, a landmark event for our campaign – we brought… ...Read More

The Living Wage Advent Calendar!

The countdown to Christmas is officially on! It could well be time to start shopping. There’s so many fantastic shops in and around Brighton & Hove, but how many of them are paying their employees a real Living Wage? To help you with your buying choices, we wanted to bring you a special Living Wage advent calendar featuring some of… ...Read More

Everyday Superheroes: Our extraordinary caregivers

By Alison Scutt, owner and director of Home Instead Senior Care – Lewes District and Uckfield. Home Instead Senior Care Lewes District and Uckfield are delighted to be a Living Wage employer. We are also equally delighted to hear that The Living Wage Foundation has announced the new UK Living Wage hourly rate of £9.30 per hour, an increase of… ...Read More

New Living Wage rate announced

This week is Living Wage Week which is when the new Living Wage is announced for the UK and London each year. The hourly rate, calculated independently by the Resolution Foundation, was announced on Monday 11 November. What is the real Living Wage in the UK? £9.30 for Brighton & the UK £10.75 for London The Brighton & Hove Living… ...Read More

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