The real Living Wage is a wage rate based on what people need to live and meet everyday needs - like the weekly shop, or a surprise trip to the dentist. Thanks to the Living Wage Foundation the real Living Wage is now voluntarily paid by over 7,000 UK employers, including large corporations such as Nationwide, Google, Brewdog and Everton FC. As a result, over 250,000 employees have received a pay increase allowing them to meet the real cost of living.
The Living Wage Foundation offer an accreditation to UK employers that commit to paying their entire workforce the Living Wage. ethy's accreditation framework recognises businesses that pay the Living Wage. We often cite the Living Wage Foundation's accreditation as a means to verify a company as a legitimate Living Wage employer.