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The Real Living Wage – A Record Year

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The new real Living Wage rate for Wales of £9.90 p/h was announced by the First Minister on 15th November. C3SC is a long-standing accredited Living Wage employer and was proud to play a key role in Cardiff being recognised as a Living Wage City in 2019.

There are now over 150 accredited Living Wage employers in Cardiff. 2021 has been a record year with a further 15 third sector organisations accrediting as Living Wage employers, with 134 of their employees receiving an uplift to the real Living Wage. There are now 56 accredited third sector organisations in Cardiff.

If you want to find out more about the benefits of being a Living Wage employer and how to accredit, then please visit www.livingwage.wales. The Living Wage Places section of the website contains details of Cardiff Council’s SME Accreditation Support scheme which will cover the accreditation fees for Cardiff based SMEs for 3 years. To read more about the Living Wage Foundation’s work in the third sector, click here.

Real Living Wage and Social Care

Rolling out the real Living Wage to the social care sector was one of the Welsh Government’s top 6 pledges. Ministers have now received a report from the Social Care Fair Work Forum on pay and T&Cs across the sector. The Welsh Government will bring forward their proposals as part of the budget announcement on 20th Dec. Their stated aim is to start rolling out the real Living Wage across the social care sector in Wales from April 2022.

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