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Living Wage Week

Do you believe that a fair day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay? Celebrate Living Wage Week with us between Sunday 4 and Saturday 10 November 2018.

Living Wage Week is held every year to celebrate employers who pay the Living Wage Foundation’s ‘Real Living Wage’ and to encourage others to do so.

The real Living Wage is independently calculated to reflect real costs of living. It is currently £8.75 per hour, and £10.20 in London. The national living wage, by comparison, does not reflect costs of living because it is calculated as a percentage of median income.

We’re celebrating Living Wage Week 2018 by holding an event to raise awareness about poverty in Cambridge, to encourage businesses to help tackle it.

The event will explore how positive employment practices, such as signing up to the real Living Wage, can help to improve local people’s living standards and some potential means businesses can partner with the voluntary and community sector (VCS).

There will be presentations from the Child Poverty Action Group, The Living Wage Foundation and ourselves.

We’re also undertaking our largest ever Living Wage publicity campaign by displaying posters on key routes in and out of the city.

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