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Become a London Living Wage employer

Find out about becoming an accredited London Living Wage employer.

Paying the London Living Wage (currently £10.20 per hour) covers the costs of living in London.

We were one of the first UK local authorities to become an accredited living wage employer.

We are encouraging other Lewisham-based employers to become London Living Wage employers, to give employees in Lewisham a wage to cover the costs of living in London. 

Why become a London Living Wage employer?

Paying the London Living Wage has many good effects on a business and its people, such as: 

  • increase in volume and quality of staff work
  • lower employee absence 
  • happier and more adaptable staff
  • better retention of staff
  • increased ability of staff to provide for themselves and their families
  • increased consumer awareness of the commitment of businesses to being ethical employers.

How to become a London Living Wage employer

Your Lewisham-based businesses can become a London Living Wage employer by registering interest with The Living Wage Foundation.

Contact

Economy and Partnership

London Borough Of Lewisham, Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU
Telephone: 020 8314 6700
Email: economicdevelopment@lewisham.gov.uk