Living Wage Brighton Blog

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

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

O N C A: Why We Pay the Brighton & Hove Living Wage

One of the reasons we love Brighton so much is the fact that we have so many fantastic businesses committed to their employees’ welfare. It’s all part of contributing to a fairer, happier city for all of us. We’re delighted to welcome the O N C A team (including 8-week old Albie the Whippet!) as one of the newest sign-ups… ...Read More

Pagoda Security: Why We Pay the Brighton & Hove Living Wage

More and more businesses are joining our campaign every week to show their commitment to paying the Brighton & Hove Living Wage of £8.45 per hour to all their employees. One of the latest businesses to sign up is Pagoda Security & Facilities Management Ltd – we spoke to them about the importance of paying a living wage (and paying… ...Read More

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