The Real Living Wage


Things keep going up! This week is Living Wage Week and we believe that right now the real living wage is more important than ever.

Since November 2020, we’ve been an accredited Living Wage Employer. Being a Certified Living Wage Employer means that every member of the Fill Refill team earns a real Living Wage. That’s something to be proud of, particularly in the East Midlands, a region with one of the highest proportions of non-Living Wage jobs in the country (22%), with over 405,000 jobs paying less than the real Living Wage. We have committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work!

The real Living Wage is higher than the government’s minimum, or National Living Wage, and is an independently calculated hourly rate of pay that is based on the actual cost of living. It is calculated each year and is announced by the Living Wage Foundation as part of Living Wage Week. This commitment applies to not only directly employed team members but also to any third party contracted staff.

Nearly 6000 organisations voluntarily choose to pay the real Living Wage. You can find other companies that pay the Living Wage here. The Living Wage movement has benefited hundreds of thousands of families by enabling them to earn a wage they can live on. You can read some of their stories here. We encourage all the folks we know; customers, suppliers, friends & other businesses to help raise awareness about the real living wage scheme. Join the movement!

If you have any questions about the Living Wage you can write to them here or use this form. Find out more at

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