Putting the Living Wage to Work – Strategies and Practices in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Blog post on the contribution of the Living Wage to building a better economy and ethical business

In this Guest Blog Post published on The Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics Blog, Andrea Werner sets out how the Living Wage contributes to building a better economy and ethical business.


Living Wage Briefing for HR Managers

Dr Andrea Werner has published a Briefing Paper for HR Managers who wish to implement the Living Wage in their organization. The Briefing was commissioned by Living Wage Scotland and the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology.

The Briefing was launched in Living Wage 2019 at an event for employers at Glasgow University.

The Briefing can be accessed here

Living Wage Week 2017

On 6 November, the day the increase of the Living Wage rate was announced, Dr Andrea Werner spoke about our SME & Living Wage research in front of an audience of business people at Hackney Town Hall.


The event received a write-up in the local press.

Publication in Employee Relations Special Issue

We are proud to announce that our first academic article on our research has been published in a Special Issue on the Living Wage in Employee Relations

The article is called A New Living Contract? Cases in the Implementation of the Living Wage by British SME Retailers and presents three cases from our study.

Research Report mentioned in ‘Living Wage’ House of Commons Debate

Our research report was mentioned by Margot James, MP, Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Minister for Small Business during the Living Wage debate in the House of Commons on 3 November 2016


Report Launch Event 7 October 2016

Our research report ‘Putting the Living Wage to Work: Strategies and Practices in SMEs’ was launched at Friends House in Central London on 7 October in front of an audience of Living Wage employers, campaigners, government agencies, third sector organisations and academics.

The launch event was opened by Katherine Chapman from the Living Wage Foundation


Followed by presentations of two Living Wage employers – Adrian Greensmith & Romola Ganguli from Heritage Healthcare Windsor and Jane Fitzsimons from Kings Quality Foods –

and a lively panel discussion


The presentation of the research report was introduced by Clare Payne from the Barrow Cadbury Trust


and concluded with a Question and Answer session


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