Living Wage Employers: evidence of UK Business Cases

  • Andrea Coulson (Main contact)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Policy and legislation

Who is affected

All stakeholders - especially business, policy makers, NGOs, academia


Finding from a knowledge exchange project designed to contribute to the growing ‘business case’ for the Living Wage in the UK. The report provides evidence of 6 case studies drawn from the experience of a cross section of private sector Living Wage Employers - Aviva, Barclays, KPMG, Penrose Care and SSE - and - Enhance Office Cleaning - a member of the LWF’s Service Provider Recognition programme. The project was undertaken by Andrea B Coulson and James Bonner (on behalf of the University) between June and September 2014 under commission by Barclays. The nature and recognition of value and how it is created in connection with Living Wage adoption is the subject of attention within each case organisation. Evidence is provided of the business costs and benefits of Living Wage adoption and in each case the employer’s perceived impact on employees.
Impact statusOpen
Category of impactEconomic and commerce, Policy and legislation