Moving to The London Living Wage: A Guide for Local Authorities in London

Post date: 
04 August 2017

This is a practical, comprehensive guide from CPAG and the Living Wage Foundation, which aims to help local authorities in London become accredited Living Wage employers.

The guide explains:

  • why moving to the Living Wage can help local authorities tackle low pay and child poverty in the community
  • how the accreditation process works
  • what the benefits of accreditation are
  • how local authorities can champion the Living Wage locally.

With stagnating wages and high inflation forecast, the introduction of universal credit and the four-year freeze on working-age benefits, families across London need all the help they can get. Becoming an accredited Living Wage employer can improve the lives of those who live and work in London and have a positive, ripple effect on local businesses.

The guide also aims to help local authorities that are already accredited go even further as Living Wage employers. It includes top tips, local authority case studies and best practice advice for encouraging take-up of the Living Wage among local employers.