Living Wage Brighton Blog

Meet Flexibility Matters, the 500th Living Wage Employer in Brighton

The 500th employer to sign up to the Brighton & Hove Living Wage campaign is Emma Cleary, owner and founder of Flexibility Matters. Hi Emma, congratulations on becoming our 500th Living Wage employer! Tell us more about your business. Flexibility Matters is the champion of all things about flexible working. From recruitment, to best practice in creating flexible working strategies,… ...Read More

What to do in Brighton this spring

Spring is 100% on its way and as the city’s residents start to come out of hibernation and day trippers begin planning their visits down to the coast, it’s always a good idea to do some research and find out what’s going on in Brighton & Hove. But where to start and how to choose? Fortunately, the Brighton & Hove… ...Read More

Brighton & Hove Living Wage Christmas buyer’s guide

The top 20 Living Wage Brighton buyer's guide

Christmas shopping in Brighton, Hove and the surrounding areas is hardly a chore, with so many fantastic independent retailers to choose from. What’s more, with nearly 500 Living Wage employers locally, you can be sure you make your purchases count by supporting these businesses in the festive season. We’ve compiled a list of twenty one Living Wage shops to visit… ...Read More

Our 450th Living Wage employer: Bare Biology

Following a recent surge in sign ups to the campaign, we are very pleased to have hit the milestone of 450 Living Wage employers in the City! Number 450 to join us is Bare Biology. Here’s owner and founder Melanie Lawson to tell us more. Firstly, tell us a bit about who you are and what your organisation does. We make… ...Read More

#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?

Updated – Dec 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… ...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

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