Living Wage Brighton Blog

Lewes joins the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign

A number of businesses in Lewes have signed up to the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign and this week Lewes officially became part of our campaign. Richard Wolfstrome, who designed our Brighton & Hove Living Wage logo, has adapted the logo for Lewes to use. He has also created a Living Wage ‘supporter’ logo, so if you support the… ...Read More

Over 200 businesses have now signed up to the campaign

Last week, we announced that over 200 businesses, charities, social enterprises and public sector organisations had signed up to the Living Wage Campaign in Brighton & Hove. Since then, 10 more businesses have joined, bringing the number of Living Wage employers in Brighton & Hove to 210. “I’m really proud that we’ve signed up 200 businesses to be Living Wage… ...Read More

Crunch explain the benefits of a living wage

Crunch has been paying its staff a living wage from the day we set up, back in 2009. We recently decided to add our support to the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign, because we feel the living wage could help not just individuals, but businesses and, ultimately, society as a whole. Here’s why. Benefits for individuals The amount of… ...Read More

DabApps join the campaign

DabApps Managing Director, Chris Palk, tells us why it was important for his growing development agency to sign up to the Living Wage Campaign. For DabApps, signing up to the Living Wage Campaign in Brighton and Hove not only seemed like something we should do as a small but expanding Brighton company, but is a campaign that we feel all… ...Read More

Can you help us to make every week a Living Wage Week?

During Living Wage Week 2014, 35 new businesses, charities, social enterprises and public sector organisations signed up to the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign. You can see the list of employers who have signed up here. Latest TV created a video with some of our Living Wage employers and Melita Dennett of Radio Reverb discussed the benefits of the… ...Read More

Brighton i360 commits to the living wage

The CEO of Brighton i360, Eleanor Harris, tells us why they signed up to the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign. Brighton i360 signed up to the Living Wage Campaign in Brighton & Hove this week, making us one of the first major tourism attractions in the city to commit to paying our staff well over the minimum wage. We’re… ...Read More

The living wage - a personal view

Dan Kidby, Social Policy Researcher at OCSI, shares his view of the living wage and the benefits it brings to mark Living Wage Week 2014. As an organisation helping public & community services tackle social and economic deprivation, we are fully aware of the importance of the living wage (raised at the start of living wage week to £7.85ph outside… ...Read More

Living Wage Week 2014

As we celebrate Living Wage Week 2014, we take a look back at how the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign came about and what it has achieved so far. The Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign aims to encourage local businesses to voluntarily pay all employees at least the living wage rate (apprentices and interns are exempt). This is the amount… ...Read More

The Big Lemon joins our campaign

Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce who are leading on the local Living Wage Campaign have been very encouraged to receive a new sign up from another Community Interest Company and social enterprise heroes The Big Lemon. The Big Lemon bus company was founded in 2007 to develop a new kind of bus service. In the world of The Big… ...Read More

Interview with Craig Jones, CEO of Brighton & Sussex Care

On April 1st Brighton & Sussex Care signed up to the Living Wage Campaign here in Brighton making a huge statement about pay in this challenging sector. We interviewed Craig Jones, CEO of Brighton & Sussex Care to find out how he achieved paying a living wage for his team. How long have you worked in the Care sector? Having… ...Read More

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