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The living wage campaign in the UK

The Living Wage Foundation encourages employers in the UK to pay the Living In 2001 London Citizens, an independent community alliance, launched the Living Wage campaign, that has then rapidly developed in the UK with notably the action of the Living Wage Foundation that offers accreditation to employers that pay the Living Wage – an hourly rate set independently and updated annually by the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University, calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK.

It also coordinates the Living Wage Week each November, a UK wide celebration of the Living Wage. In 2011 only two of the top 100 UK companies were living wage employers; now there are 19, with 10 more in the pipeline and over 1000 accredited employers in total.

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