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Milestone for the Living Wage Campaign

On the 19th of May, Living Wage employers from across Brighton & Hove gathered to celebrate the milestone of 800 all-time sign-ups to the Living Wage Campaign.   Over 20 local business leaders enjoyed coffee and cake at Brewdog Brighton while members and supporters of the Living Wage Campaign shared their stories. Sarah Springford, CEO of Brighton Chamber, acted as… ...Read More

Why is Cin Cin a Living Wage Employer?

Local award-winning Italian restaurant brand Cin Cin started out of a 1972 Fiat 850 van in 2013, and in less than 10 years has expanded to restaurants in Hove and London. Key to Cin Cin’s success has been supporting their staff, and in 2020 they became a Living Wage employer. Cin Cin joined the Living Wage Campaign because “its benefits… ...Read More

Supporting the Living Wage in Brighton & Hove

On 1 April, the Living Wage rate goes into effect each year. Recalculated annually by the Living Wage Foundation and Resolution Foundation, in 2022 the Living Wage for Brighton & Hove is £9.90 per hour. Living Wage employers voluntarily commit to paying the Living Wage to employees and implementing the adjusted rate each year. The Living Wage is the amount… ...Read More

Living Wage Employers 2021 Survey Results

A few months ago, the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign ran our annual survey of Living Wage employers to find out how the Living Wage affects businesses. This year 141 employers completed the survey, our highest participation rate ever. 33 sectors were represented, providing holistic representation of the range of businesses in Brighton & Hove.   With the help… ...Read More

Home Instead support Living Wage for vital care workers

Home Instead Brighton, Hove & Shoreham believe in the benefits of remaining at home as we age. As the saying goes, ‘home is where the heart is’ and there are huge advantages to maintaining our independence and in continuing to do the things we love. It’s their mission to help people live well, their way… safely and comfortably at home.… ...Read More

Kingsway Care Goes Beyond the Living Wage

Longtime Living Wage employer Kingsway Care goes above and beyond the commitment to paying employees a Real Living Wage. The independent home care provider handpicks its CareGivers to provide excellent care to clients. In return, Kingsway Care founder Olly Carter says CareGivers “should receive a decent Living Wage and many other perks for their financial and emotional wellbeing.”   Kingsway’s… ...Read More

Why is St. John's School and College a Living Wage Employer?

This autumn brought many new employers to the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign in a variety of sectors. One such employer, St. John’s School and College, is a leader in local education and charity sectors.   “St. John’s School and College is a specialist school and college offering high quality education and care for young people aged 7-25 with… ...Read More

Brighton & Hove Businesses Celebrate Living Wage Week 2021

On November 15, the Living Wage Foundation announced the newly adjusted Real Living Wage rates. The nationwide rate, which applies to Brighton and Hove, was raised by 40 pence to £9.90 per hour. Living Wage employers have until 1st April 2022 to match the new rate, which is recalculated each year by the Resolution Foundation as cost of living changes.… ...Read More

FareShare Sussex on the Living Wage Campaign and Future Growth

  For FareShare Sussex, a local charity redistributing food waste to community organizations, being part of the Living Wage Campaign aligns with their mission and supports their employees.   FareShare Sussex receives food waste from industrial suppliers and transports it to community organizations, who use it to address hunger and food insecurity. In 2020-2021, FareShare Sussex delivered 1500 tonnes of… ...Read More

Brighton Gin's Commitment to the Living Wage

A morning run along Brighton seafront gave Kathy Caton the idea that led to her founding the Brighton Gin company almost ten years ago. “As she was jogging one morning post-night-out Kathy reflected that a good, pure gin – drunk in moderation of course – was the best way to avoid nasty morning-after effects” explained the company’s events lead Rachel… ...Read More

Family Business Filfil on Living Wages

  One of the most recent local businesses to sign up to our Living Wage campaign is FilFil, a small family business in the heart of the North Laine specialising in making authentic falafel and humous and a variety of middle eastern mezze. Owner Amal Cashin established the business just over eight years ago with the help of her husband.… ...Read More

Living Wage in the Garment Industry - Fashion Revolution

  A Brighton-based campaigner with the international Fashion Revolution organisation is calling for system change for the global garment industry, while celebrating the creativity of clothing. One area of work is to call for a Living Wage for all garment workers Christine Gent explains: “Fashion Revolution was founded in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013 when thousands… ...Read More

Living Wage Employer, Home Instead

  Home Instead Brighton, Hove and Shoreham are delighted to be a Real Living Wage employer. As reported by The Living Wage Foundation, a full-time worker paid the Living Wage will receive more than £2,000 in additional wages compared to the current Government minimum – equivalent to nine months of a typical family’s food and drink bill.  The real living… ...Read More

The Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign reaches 700 milestone

  The Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign has recently reached 700 local employers signed up with over 3640 wages raised as a result! We have invited the Living Wage employers to get together (virtually) to celebrate on 27 May to network and to hear from Council Leader Cllr Phelim MacCafferty, Sue Bowes previously at UNISON Brighton and living wage employer Vic… ...Read More

Roadways the Right Way – Paying the Right Wage

Living Wage employers Hailsham Roadways (Roadways) is based in Polegate and operates across the South-East. A regional leader in highways construction, they’re key workers. They keep our roads flowing, vital during lockdown so other key workers can travel without delay. Roadways is open for business throughout all lockdowns. With a history dating back to 1966, the company has a well-established… ...Read More

Freedom Works on Community

Blog interview with Jon Trigg from Freedom Works   1. Tell me about your business Freedom Works is a coworking and flexible office operator with an emphasis on ‘Community.’ The idea was born out of the lack of collaborative and flexible workspaces here in Sussex.  We’re about being more than a roof over your head from a working perspective – we… ...Read More