Living Wage Brighton Blog

#GoodNewsBrighton is back!

How has 2018 been going so far at your workplace? At the Chamber we’re having a year of development – both in the team, in the membership, in the growth of our projects and in our approach to different aspects of our work. The Living Wage campaign has soared past 400 sign-ups and we are very excited to see this… ...Read More

The restaurant that doesn't have a bin

We were recently pleased to welcome local foodie hot spot Silo to our campaign. With combined modern and ancient approaches to cooking, Silo’s highly creative menu is ever changing and is perhaps just one of the reasons their reputation for exciting food is so strong. We caught up with founder and chef Douglas McMaster to find out more about them. So… ...Read More

Living or minimum wages: what do you have to pay in 2018?

What’s the difference between a Minimum Wage and a Living Wage? Well, it depends who you ask. There’s a compulsory Living Wage all employers have to pay, although critics say that just changed the name of the Minimum Wage – and it’s lower than the “real but voluntary” Living Wage. Currently, employers have to pay a minimum of £7.83 an… ...Read More

Our 400th Living Wage employer: RISE

We are delighted to announce that on 25 April this campaign hit the massive milestone of 400 Living Wage employers in the City. Number 400 to pledge their commitment to a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work was Brighton & Hove charity RISE. We spoke to Jo Gough, CEO at RISE: Tell us a little bit about RISE.… ...Read More

Green Kitchen on veganism, Brighton and the Living Wage

Here at the Brighton & Hove Living Wage campaign, we are very lucky to be in the company of some wonderful businesses. One such business is vegan café Green Kitchen on Preston Road – a five minute walk from our office at Brighton Chamber. The Chamber team are regulars. Between us we have been working our way through the vibrant… ...Read More

Research summary from Stuart Hill

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  Who are you and how are you connected with the Brighton & Hove Living Wage campaign? My name is Stuart Hill. I am a doctoral student at the University of Brighton. I am researching into the Brighton and Hove Living Wage because I am interested in knowing why employers choose to pay their staff the higher voluntary living wage… ...Read More

Wired Sussex: Why We Pay the Brighton & Hove Living Wage

We caught up with James from local digital membership organisation Wired Sussex all about what the Living Wage Campaign means to them. Firstly, tell us a bit more about who you are and what your job role involves… As the skills & talent manager for Wired Sussex I am looking to tap into the digital skills debate specific to our members and… ...Read More

Tom's Vans: Why we're proud to be a Living Wage employer

We caught up with local removals and deliveries company Tom’s Vans all about what the Living Wage Campaign means to them. Firstly, tell us a bit more about Tom’s Vans… Thanks for your interest in Tom’s Vans! I set up my business in 2010 as I felt there was a gap in the market for a transportation service with a professional,… ...Read More

The Good News Campaign

2017 has been an interesting year. With big changes happening around us locally and internationally, it has sometimes felt as though good news is in short supply. So to kick off 2018, we want to celebrate the achievements of the Brighton & Hove Living Wage campaign and champion the 350+ employers who have made the pledge. We are really proud… ...Read More

SomeoneWho: Why We're Proud To Be The 350th Sign-up

Just in time for Living Wage Week, the 350th Living Wage employer to sign-up to the Brighton & Hove campaign was digital start-up SomeoneWho. We chatted to Andrew Saffron, co-founder: Firstly, tell us a bit more about your business… We’re a digital platform that matches top quality interims with top quality briefs. Created by a team of interims for interims,… ...Read More

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