Living Wage Places
What is Living Wage
Living Wage Places celebrates geographical areas where communities and businesses are working in partnership to tackle in-work poverty.
The Living Wage Places project puts the real Living Wage at the heart of local debates around more inclusive economies. The model celebrates local employer Action Groups for achieving recognition for a commitment to Making a Living Wage Place.
It provides an opportunity for employers from the public, private and third sector to work collaboratively to address in-work poverty to re-build identity and prosperity within their local communities.
Please see the Living Wage Places Briefing Guide to find out how you can work towards recognition for Making a Living Wage Place.
Benefits of Making Living Wage Places recognition
Impact of the scheme:
- more workers can earn a wage that reflects living costs, helping lift families out of in-work poverty, and providing workers with enough to get by
- local people can enjoy higher levels of disposable income, and local businesses benefit from increased spending
Employers involved in local action groups can:
- access new partnerships and develop relationships with key local stakeholders
- increase the profile of their organisation
- play a leading role in helping tackle low pay and in-work poverty
- enjoy positive marketing of their role in the scheme
- help raise the positive profile of their community
Who is on the Living Wage Places Journey?
Dundee City became the first UK city to be recognised for it's Living Wage ambition. It aims to double the number of workers covered by Living Wage accreditation over a period of three years.
They aim to accredit 60 new employers and uplift 600 workers to the real Living Wage over 3 years, more than doubling the number of accredited employers in the region.
The Edinburgh Living Wage City action plan aims to double the number of Living Wage accredited businesses to over 900 across the city over the next few years.
The Aberdeen Living Wage City action plan aims to double the number of Living Wage accredited businesses across the city over the next few years.