Living Wage Brighton Blog

Living Wage Week offer from Creased Cards

Living Wage employer Creased Cards are kindly offering 10% off everything on their website from now until the end of November to celebrate Living Wage Week 2015. Enter the code ‘MLIVINGWAGE’. And if you’d prefer to shop in store, quote ‘LIVING WAGE DISCOUNT’ at the till for 10% off your purchase* The birthday and greetings card shop is located… ...Read More

Businesses in Brighton continue to champion the Living Wage as we get ready to celebrate Living Wage Week

Living Wage Week 2015 is 1 – 7 November. Monday 2 November will see the announcement of the new UK and London Living Wage rates for 2015/2016. The week is an opportunity to celebrate the success of the Living Wage Campaign in Brighton & Hove and shine a light on our Living Wage employers. 237 employers have signed up to… ...Read More

Have you got a Living Wage sticker?

Living Wage employers Lollipop Print have kindly printed us a new batch of Living Wage stickers for businesses to display in their office or shop fronts. Based in Hove, Lollipop provides a wide range of print services for businesses. They have printed us postcards, leaflets and banners for the Living Wage Campaign, all to an extremely high standard. They always… ...Read More

Making the Brighton and Hove Business Awards shortlist

We’re really pleased to have been shortlisted for the Brighton and Hove Business Awards for the ‘Greatest Contribution to the Community’ for our work promoting the Living Wage and encouraging businesses to sign up to the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign. The award recognises the role that businesses play in their local communities. We have some tough competition, with… ...Read More

Living Wage Foundation launches new accreditation badge for Living Wage grant-makers

The Living Wage Foundation is the UK-wide Living Wage campaign, launched in 2011 by Citizens UK. Emma Kosmin, the Programme Manager for the South East, will be writing regular blogs to update us on research, news and what’s happening nationally. In this blog, Emma talks about the newly launched Friendly Funder scheme.  The Living Wage Foundation, supported by the People’s… ...Read More

Living or Minimum wages: what do you have to pay?

What’s the difference between a Minimum Wage and a Living Wage? Well, it depends who you ask. The Government is introducing a compulsory Living Wage next year, although critics are saying that’s just changing the name of the Minimum Wage – and it will be lower than the current (voluntary) Living Wage. Currently, employers have to pay a Minimum Wage… ...Read More

Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign comment on the 2015 Budget

Yesterday the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne revealed plans for a compulsory ‘National Living Wage’ (NLW) in the 2015 Budget. The NLW will be introduced from next April starting at £7.20 per hour, rising to £9 by 2020 and applies to those over the age of 25. Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign, run by Brighton & Hove Chamber… ...Read More

Comment from Lincoln Living Wage

The City of Lincoln Council has started a local campaign to raise the profile of the Living Wage and encourage businesses in Lincoln to pay staff a decent rate. Here, James Wilkinson, Principal Policy Officer at City of Lincoln Council, explains why they started a local campaign for the Living Wage.  With more than half of households in poverty in the UK… ...Read More

Journalist Works graduate shares interview experience

Edward Lowton spent a week with the Brighton Chamber in June, on a work experience placement from Brighton Journalist Works. Here he shares his experience: I came to Brighton Chamber of Commerce for a work experience placement after I graduated from Brighton Journalist Works fast-track course in May. The four month NCTJ course, the fastest of its type in the… ...Read More

Interview with Chris Palk, Managing Director of DabApps

Edward Lowton, a recent graduate of Brighton Journalist Works, interviews Chris Palk, Managing Director of DabApps, to find out why he signed up to the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign. Tell us about your business, when did you set up the company? DabApps is a software development agency that develops web and mobile applications. A client will contact us… ...Read More

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