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The Living Wage for Wales

The Living Wage is an independent movement of businesses, organisations and people who believe a fair day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. The real Living Wage is independently-calculated each year based on what employees and their families need to live. Employers can choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis.

Organisations that pay the Living Wage have reported significant improvements in quality of work, reductions in staff absence and turnover, and a stronger corporate reputation. 

The real Living Wage across the UK for is £8.75 an hour and £10.20 an hour in London. There are over 4000 Living Wage Employers across the UK with 140 Living Wage employers in Wales.

Join a movement of leading organisations in Wales including:

Capital Law, Wales Council for Voluntary Action WCVA, Cardiff University, Cardiff Council, Brecon Carreg, Careers Wales, Wales Co-operative Centre and the Cardiff third Sector Council. A full list of accredited organisations can be found on the Living Wage foundation website.

They join employers across the UK ranging from FTSE 100 companies such as HSBC, Unilever and KPMG to small independent businesses who are choosing to go further than the government minimum wage and ensure that all their staff and onsite contractors earn the real Living Wage which meets the cost of living.

There is a cost to become an accredited Living Wage employer which varies according to the size of your organisation, starting at £50 per year for those with fewer than 10 employees.

Paying the real Living Wage to employees is vital to developing a sustainable economy in Wales and developing Cynnal Cymru’s mission to make Wales a sustainable nation.

Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales are the official accreditation body for the Living Wage in Wales. To find out more about becoming a living wage employer please contact Bethan Harvey on 02920 43174 or email Bethan @ cynnalcymru.com.

To find out more about the Living Wage Foundation and how to become a Living Wage Employer visit the main website www.livingwage.org.uk or follow @LivingWageWales on twitter.

About Cynnal Cymru

Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales is the leading organisation and charity for sustainable development in Wales. We are a membership network dedicated to supporting organisations and businesses in Wales to translate sustainable development principles into practical action.

Cynnal Cymru’s aim is to develop and promote a sustainable, resource-efficient, low-carbon society that is prosperous, resilient, healthy, more equal, more cohesive, more culturally sensitive and globally responsible. We are doing this through engagement with businesses, the education sector, third sector, community groups and individuals.

For more information visit www.cynnalcymru.com or follow @cynnalcymru on twitter.