العربية简体中文NederlandsEnglishFrançaisDeutschItalianoPolskiPortuguêsРусскийAfsoomaaliEspañolKiswahili

A Living Wage City

We need your help to make Bristol a Living Wage City

In 2020 a coalition of employers in Bristol was formally recognised by the Living Wage Foundation for their work to make Bristol a Living Wage City, the largest city in the UK to achieve this new status.

Our aim is to more than double the number of accredited Living Wage employers by 2023, ensuring that over 40,000 staff are paid the real Living Wage (currently £9.90 an hour).

The real Living Wage applies to all employees aged 18 and over, unlike the national living wage which is only paid to those who are 23 years old and over, with national minimum wage rates payable to those 22 years and under.

By paying the real Living Wage, employers are voluntarily taking a stand to ensure their employees can earn a wage which is enough to live on.

The business benefits of becoming a Living Wage employer include: enhanced reputation for your organisation, improved staff commitment and motivation, and improved recruitment and retention of staff.

Accredited employers display the Living Wage Employer Mark to recognise their commitment to the Living Wage. This includes a plaque, merchandise and digital assets to demonstrate that they are a responsible employer to their staff and networks. The employer will also be listed on the Living Wage Foundation website and employer map so that consumers, prospective employees, students and funders can see who pays the real Living Wage. Employers will also have the opportunity to be involved in press coverage promoting the real Living Wage.

If you are an employer who is interested in finding out more about Living Wage accreditation, and how Bristol City Council can help you achieve it, please contact: livingwage@bristol.gov.uk

You can also find more information about the Living wage, which employers are already accredited, and how to become an accredited employer on the Living Wage Foundation website. https://www.livingwage.org.uk/