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Living Wage Week 2023

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Living wage week takes place from 6 November to 12 November 2023 and is the annual celebration of the Living Wage movement in the UK.

The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate that is voluntarily paid by over 14,000 UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a wage which meets everyday needs – like the weekly shop, or a surprise trip to the dentist.

What happens in living wage week?

  • Events up and down the country 
  • Employers fly the flag and proudly display the logo
  • Raise awareness of the Living Wage in press and social media

What are the business benefits of paying the real living wage?

  • 87% say it has improved the reputation of the business
  • 66% say it has helped differentiate themselves from others in their industry

Find out how your business can take part by visiting the Living Wage website.

The Welsh Government encourages all employers that can afford to do so to ensure their employees receive an hourly rate of pay that reflects the costs of living, not just the statutory minimum. The voluntary Real Living Wage is independently calculated based on what people need to get by and is higher than the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage.  

Find out more at the following link Living Wage Wales – For the real cost of living

Why not visit the Business Wales Responsible Business pages to find out how being a responsible business can benefit your staff and have a positive impact on your business.