Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has backed the voluntary Living Wage, which highlights to employers what hourly rate is necessary for employees to live comfortably.
The Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign was launched in 2012 to encourage local employers to pay at least £7.20 per hour. The Living Wage is set independently and updated annually and will be £7.45 as of April 2013. For more information on the Living Wage in Brighton & Hove, visit www.livingwagebrighton.co.uk.
The innovative campaign is run by Tracey Allen from the Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce. The Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organisation, run by the members for the members, to promote business in the city. More details on the Chamber of Commerce are available here.
Commenting Mike said, “It stands to reason that businesses will thrive if their staff are motivated and happy, which means paying staff enough to live comfortably. The voluntary Living Wage campaign highlights this emotive issue with both passion and maturity. It has my support.”