Preston’s Harris Museum will be hosting an event to discuss the advantages of paying employees a ‘Real Living Wage’.
The event is supported by Preston City Council who wants to bring together ‘like-minded business owners’ who are interested in paying a living wage.
According to Citizens UK, “The Living Wage is an hourly rate, calculated according to cost of living in the UK. The UK Living Wage is currently £9.30 per hour. The London Living Wage is currently £10.75 per hour.”
Northern towns and cities like Preston are expected to have a lower living wage than some of those in southern regions.
A spokesman for the event said, “If you’ve heard of the Real Living Wage but aren’t sure how it works, how to get involved and how it can help your business thrive, then this is the event for you.
“Alternatively, if you are a real Living Wage Employer this is a great opportunity to meet with like-minded businesses and organisations and to celebrate the Living Wage in Preston!
“Please join Preston City Council as we launch a new initiative to engage with Preston businesses and organisations committed to paying a fair and reasonable wage to their employees.”
To find out more about the event, you can visit the Skiddle page here.