Why should employers get involved? 

Evidence suggests that paying employees the real Living Wage is not only good for workers but good for businesses, with a study undertaken by the Living Wage Foundation and Cardiff Business School finding that 93% of accredited Living Wage businesses reported they had benefited from becoming Living Wage employers.   

Organisations that have made the commitment benefit from more motivated employees, enjoy a reputational boost, and find it easier to attract and retain staff. There is also a wider benefit to the economy as new research published by the Living Wage Foundation and the Smith Institute estimates that if  quarter of Greater Manchester’s low earners saw their pay raised to the real Living Wage, the subsequent increase in wages, productivity and spending, could deliver a £56m boost to our local economy, benefitting the entire city region.  

Read testimonials from Greater Manchester employers who have already signed up the real Living Wage and Good Employment Charter below. 

If you’re interested in becoming an accredited real Living Wage employer and joining the growing movement for fair pay for a day’s work, visit the Living Wage Foundation website and contact regional lead Sophie Little for more details.  

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