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Living Wage Accreditation Support Scheme

Cardiff Council has been a Living Wage employer since 2015 and we believe that paying the Living Wage is a key indicator of an employer’s commitment to fair work practices. 

We are working to promote the Living Wage across the wider local business community. 

Our aim is to support and encourage as many local businesses as possible to commit to paying their employees the Living Wage​.

We are offering a financial support to Cardiff businesses of up to £720 if they become accredited Living Wage employers by 31st March 2020.


The level of financial assistance you can get will depend on what type of organisation you are and the number of employees you have. The maximum you can claim could be up to £720.

  Type of organisation​

Number of employees

0-10

11-50

51-​250

Private sector

£180

£360

£720

Public sector & charities

£180

£360

£720

To qualify for the grant, your Cardiff-based business must become accredited with the Living Wage Foundation by 31st March 2020. There is a small fee for this – see the table below. The financial support offered is a one-off and cannot be back dated and will be on a first-come-first-served basis until our overall contribution equals £50,000.  If you are interested:


 

From April 2017


 Type of organisation

Number of employees

0-10

11​-50

51-250

251-500

500+

Private Sector

£60

£120

£240

£480

£3,000

Public sector and charities

£60

£120

£240

£480

£480

 

To become an official accredited Living Wage employer, you need to complete a short form to confirm that you pay all your staff a Living Wage and have a plan to pay anyone who works on your premises such as cleaners and contractors the Living Wage. This ensures that those in your supply chain on the lowest pay can cover their basic needs. 


Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales​​​​External link opens in a new window have recently become the official Living Wage Foundation accreditation body in Wales. Accreditation is quick and licences are processed within 10 working days. 

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