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Real Living Wage Employers in York

The Real Living Wage is a wage rate that is based on the cost of living and is voluntarily paid by businesses. It is set by the Living Wage Foundation and is available to those aged 18 and over.

The Real Living Wage is different to the government-set statutory wage that businesses must pay staff in the UK. The Minimum Wage is the statutory wage for those under 23 years of age, and is based on recommendations from businesses and trade unions, whilst the National Living Wage is the statutory wage for those over 23 years of age, and is a percentage of medium UK earnings.

Paying the Real Living Wage is one of the 10 commitments of the Good Business Charter (GBC). All GBC accredited employers are real living wage employers.

The following organisations are accredited as real living wage employers in York:

Accommodation and food service activities

  • Bluebird Bakery
  • BrewDog
  • Brooke’s
  • Rad Pizza Shop
  • The Fossgate Social
  • The Golden Ball Co-Operative
  • The Slip Inn Public House
  • The Swan Public House
  • The Volunteer Arms Public House

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Administrative and support service activities

  • Refugee Action York
  • Sunbelt Rentals
  • The Group Company

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Arts, entertainment and recreation

  • Accessible Arts and Media
  • Glencor Golf Holidays
  • Riding Lights Theatre Company

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  • Persimmon
  • Yorkshire Electricians Ltd

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  • BIG Futures Foundation
  • Pearson VUE

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Financial and insurance activities

  • Barclays Bank
  • Co-Operative Bank
  • Hiscox
  • Lloyds Bank
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • Santander

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Health and Social Work

  • Coterminous CIC
  • Limitless Healthcare Services
  • Yorkshire MESMAC

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Information and communication

  • Netsells
  • Trustmarque Solutions Limited

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  • DarkStar Vapour
  • Inc Dot Design & Print
  • Nestlé
  • Yorkshire Profiles Ltd

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Other service activities

  • AMS Archaeological Management Solutions
  • Beware of the Bull
  • City of York Council
  • Diocese of York
  • Friends Provident Foundation
  • Tang Hall BIG Local
  • The Chapter of York - York Minster
  • Two Ridings Community Foundation
  • York CVS

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Professional, scientific and technical activities

  • Ainsty Risk Consulting Limited
  • Because2 Limited
  • EDGE Services
  • Ipsos Karian and Box
  • NNFCC - The Bioeconomy Consultants
  • Ove Arup & Partners International
  • Studio Dekka
  • Torque Law

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Real estate activities

  • Mulberry Property Management
  • Savills

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  • LUSH
  • Oxfam Shop

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This list was updated in March 2024.

If you would like your organisation added or removed from our list, contact the Economic Growth Team.

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Also see

Economic Growth Team

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA