Living Wage Week 2020
The Living Wage Foundation recognises and celebrates living wage employers and businesses all over the UK and Living Wage Week helps to do just that. Living Wage Week is on it’s second day today, running from November 9 until November 15.
The Foundation shines a light on employers who choose to give that little bit extra to their employees by paying a wage based on living costs, rather than the government minimum. Additionally, the Foundation announces the real Living Wage rates each November, to coincide with Living Wage Week.
Last year was a huge success, and the biggest yet! The Foundation revealed that more than 200,000 pay rises occurred in 2019 and over 6,000 employers signed up to be a part of the movement. The Living Wage Places and Living Hours schemes were launched and £1 billion was officially paid back to low paid workers since the movement was founded in 2001.
Since March, businesses have been shaken up and put to the test and we have become increasingly aware of who we rely on the most within society. Keyworkers all over the country have been working tirelessly to ensure we have everything we need and unfortunately, 1.3 million of them earn less than a real Living Wage.
Of course this year will be a little different, but that isn’t going to stop the Living Wage Foundation from making its mark. All events will be taking place online this year – handy as we’ve just entered a second lockdown! A number of webinars will be available for you to tune into all this week, as well as online industry events and regional events.
In order to register you can visit https://livingwage.org.uk/living-wage-week for more information.