Living Wage Brighton Blog

Raising the bar for nurseries

Nicole Mowll, a freelance journalist, interviews Alison Holdsworth and Laura Bryson, the founders of Wise Owls Nursery School, to find out why they signed up to the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign.    Alison Holdsworth (top) and Laura Bryson Alison Holdsworth and Laura Bryson, who both come from a teaching background and have young children of their own, set up… ...Read More

Widening the talent pool with the Living Wage

Nicole Mowll, a freelance journalist, interviews Vicki Hughes, Managing Director of Fugu PR, to find out why they signed up to the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign.  Fugu PR is a public relations and communications consultancy that was established five and a half years ago and currently has six permanent members of staff. When the need arises, the company boosts… ...Read More

The Living Wage explained

Living Wage, National Living Wage, Minimum Wage. All very important terms, however they can get confused. As we draw closer to the implementation of the National Living Wage on 1st April 2016, it is important to understand what these terms mean and how they affect employers and employees. The National Minimum Wage It is compulsory for all employers to pay… ...Read More

The Living Wage - how it Should be

Nicole Mowll, a freelance journalist, interviews Ruth Anslow, co-founder of hiSbe Food, to find out why they signed up to the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign.  hiSbe Food is an independent supermarket set up in 2013 that operates on a social enterprise model and has a stated ethos of “happiness before profits”. The company has 14 employees, all of… ...Read More

Ticketmedia require a Machine Operator / Trainee Printer

Full training given with good opportunities for progression within the company. Fork Lift experience a bonus but not essential. £9 per hour (More than the current UK Living Wage and matching the National Living Wage 2020 rate) Send your CV and a covering letter to ...Read More

February offer for Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign sign ups

During February 2016 the Living Wage Foundation is offering 25% discount on full Living Wage accreditation for employers that have already registered with our local campaign, the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign. Accreditation takes 10 working days and upon confirmation employers get: • Use of the Living Wage Foundation’s Employer Mark (see below image) • Placed on the interactive Living… ...Read More

250 employers sign up to pay the Living Wage in Brighton & Hove

We’re delighted to announce that 250 businesses, charities, social enterprises and public sector organisations have now signed up to the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign. “I’m very proud that Brighton Chamber has signed up 250 businesses as Living Wage employers in Brighton & Hove. We hope this will encourage other businesses in the city to join, making Brighton an… ...Read More

Fugu PR: Why paying interns the living wage is essential to developing the best talent

Make no bones about it – starting a career these days is becoming increasingly difficult. The youth unemployment rate for 16 to 24 year olds currently stands at 14.8% and competition for jobs is high. Our last advert, for an entry-level position, produced over 50 CVs. All were from candidates with good degrees and, just like most business owners, I… ...Read More

New UK and London Living Wage rates

As part of the Living Wage Week 2015 activities, the new UK and London Living Wage rates for 2015/2016 have been announced this morning. The UK rate has increased by 40 pence an hour to £8.25 per hour, from the current rate of £7.85. Current Living Wage employers have until 1 April 2016 to implement this new rate.  The London Living… ...Read More

Living Wage Week offer from Quick HR

It’s Living Wage Week and we have a special offer for employers who sign up to the Brighton and Hove Living Wage Campaign, to show the world that they pay people more than £7.85 an hour. What is the Living Wage? It depends on the length of your working week and it currently means paying people £15,300 – £16,300 a… ...Read More

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