Living Wage Brighton Blog

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

The Living Wage research project

By Kirin Bhadesha, Catalyst Team Member Since 2018, two Catalyst team members get the opportunity to work for a week on the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign supported by Brighton Chamber. This year, Arthur and I got the chance to support an audit of Brighton Living Wage employers as part of the campaign. The Catalyst Team is a group… ...Read More

Brighton & Hove Albion FC is the 550th Living Wage employer in the city

Living Wage 550 shoot with Brighton & Hove Abion FC

This week the Brighton & Hove Living Wage campaign reached the milestone of 550 Living Wage employers in the city. The 550th employer to sign up was Brighton & Hove Albion FC. Rose Read, Head of People and Culture, said: “Brighton & Hove Albion FC and our charitable arm, Albion in the Community, have paid the Living Wage to our… ...Read More

Health Assured’s take on the link between financial stability and mental health

1. Who are Health Assured and what services do you provide? Health Assured are occupational health experts. Their services focus on issues surrounding mental health in the workplace. Services they offer include: Employee assistance programmes, trauma management, health assessments, stress counselling and more. 2. Why do you support the living wage campaign? This campaign and others like it helps to… ...Read More

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