Living Wage Week

the real Living Wage movement

Living Wage Week will be held this year from the 14th to the 20th of November. It is the annual celebration of the Living Wage movement across the UK.

We are excited to share our weeklong program with you. Check out our list of both in-person and online events and activities below.


Living Wage Week Events

Monday 14th November

Making Aberdeen a Living Wage City launch (as part of Community Planning Aberdeen Responsible Business Event)

Their third annual responsible business event will be focussing on the ways businesses can support Aberdeen through the cost of living crisis

in person (09:30 – 13:30pm) register here

The real Living Wage: What is it? How is it calculated? How do I get accredited?

This event is for employers from any sector who want to learn more about the real Living Wage and how to achieve Living Wage Accreditation. We will be covering how the rates are calculated, how accreditation works, and what it could mean for your organisation, your staff and your local community.

online by Living Wage Foundation (4-5pm) register here

Tuesday 15th November

Poverty and Health Inequalities webinar

Join Living Wage Scotland as we host an online conversation on poverty and health inequalities. 

What is the impact of poverty on health in Scotland? What do we know about health inequalities? What are they, and who do they affect the most? 

Speaking at the event are: 

  • Deborah Shipton, Public Health Intelligence Principle (PH Science), Public Health Scotland. 
  • Josie Murray, Academic Consultant in Public Health, St Andrews University and NHS Lothian. 
  • Fiona Partington, Joint Acting Chief Executive Officer, The Health Agency, Edinburgh. 

Our speakers will also participate in a short Q&A, with audience members invited to submit questions via the moderator. 

online (2-3pm) register here.

How to make the most of your accreditation

At this webinar we'll be explaining how to make the most of your accreditation and sharing information on
how you can become more involved in the Living Wage movement; helping to tackle low pay beyond your organisation.

online event by Living Wage Foundation (4-5pm). Please register to attend here.

Wednesday 16th November

Why it's more important than ever to guarantee security in work (Living Hours)

At this webinar, you'll hear from a panel of Living Hours accredited employers on their motivation for committing to guaranteed working hours for their employees and the impact accreditation has had on their various organisations.

online by Living Wage Foundation (10-11am) register here

Scottish Borders Business Breakfast –connecting local employers in the Scottish Borders area.

invite-only, contact

Thursday 17th November

Living Wage Scotland Awards Ceremony (invite only)
Our awards celebrate accredited Living Wage employers who have gone above and beyond in their commitment to the movement. We are very excited to celebrate this in person at The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh.
You can view the list of finalists here.