Brighton Women’s Centre is a Living Wage employer, alongside 10,000 other UK businesses who believe that their teams deserve a salary that meets their daily needs.
Launched around 10 years ago, the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign encourages local companies to voluntarily pay all employees the real Living Wage instead of the government’s national minimum. Set independently and updated yearly the Living Wage is calculated by considering the basic cost of living in the UK and is the amount that allows a person to live a decent life and not just survive (currently £9.90).
“Brighton Women’s Centre is proud to be a Living Wage employer. It is now widely recognised that women are being disproportionately impacted by the ‘cuts’ and historically have suffered from inequality in pay. We believe that women and men are entitled to a living wage and as such have been paying our employees above the living wage agreed for Brighton and Hove.”
Lisa Dando (BWC Director)
Despite the Equal Pay Act 45 years ago, women still earn less than men in Britain today. The difference in pay between men and women remains the clearest and most dramatic example of inequality for women: here in the UK, for every £1 a man earns a woman receives only 85p. BWC is therefore committed to paying above the B&H Living Wage to adhere to gender pay equity.
The Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign is led by Brighton Chamber and supported by Brighton & Hove City Council and UNISON Brighton.