Successful, ethical employers sign up to the Living Wage

This is Living Wage Week (1 – 7 November 2015). Last year 35 businesses signed up to the campaign during Living Wage Week. Here are some interesting facts about the Living Wage in Brighton and Hove:

  • 238 businesses, social enterprises, charities and public sector organisations had signed up to the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign
  • 2,276 wages have been increased as a result
  • 71% of businesses noticed a positive impact on their staff
  • 44% of businesses use their Living Wage employer status to recruit new members of staff and 29% have used it to win new business
  • One of the main benefits of signing up to the Living Wage Campaign is growing consumer awareness as an ethical employer, with 59% of businesses saying theirs has increased

Some people might feel that they can’t afford to sign up to the Living Wage. My question to them is: Can you afford not to?

For more information, have a look at the Brighton and Hove Living Wage website.

And if you are planning a staff lunch or after-work drinks, the Fortune of War and BrewDog Brighton are both Living Wage pubs.

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