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We are an accredited Living Wage Employer

This means that every member of staff working here at the Arts Council is paid over the Living Wage rate.

Nearly 6,000 UK organisations, including us, voluntarily choose to pay the real Living Wage. We’ve also asked our suppliers to commit to a longer-term plan to pay the living wage for our third-party staff, such as our cleaners.

People dancing on a stage with smoke and red lights

Theatre Royal Stratford East – The Village – Photo: Johan Persson

Ian Matthews, Human Resources Director, recently said: 

"I'm proud to say the Arts Council is a living wage employer, because we believe a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay."

The real Living Wage is higher than the government’s minimum, or National Living Wage, and is an independently calculated hourly rate that is based on the actual cost of living. It is calculated each year and is announced by the Living Wage Foundation as part of Living Wage Week.  

It is currently £9.30 in the UK, with a higher rate of £10.75 for London, reflecting the higher costs of living in the capital.

Find out more about the Living Wage.


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