Sunday, 12 March 2017

It's official!

Lewes for a Living Wage has signed an agreement with the Living Wage Foundation so that we are officially one of their local campaigning groups and can use their logo and other materials and be in touch with more groups like ours all over the country. We would like to share our film more widely too.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Living Wage group launches film

Lewes for a Living Wage is proud to launch a short film using interviews with local employers, workers and residents to explore the high cost of living in Lewes and the potential benefits for everyone of becoming a Living Wage Town. 

It puts the case for paying the Living Wage and for aiming to increase the number of strong ethical employers who keep their staff and value everyone.

View the film here  and send it to everyone you know!

The film was produced by Oliver Hollander and Linda Lamont with support from South Downs College. Thanks also to the many people who contributed interviews and helped with filming.

Friday, 11 November 2016


Lewes for a Living Wage invites you to a lunchtime event on the benefits of the Living Wage for employers, employees and the wider community, of the Living Wage in Lewes.

Friday 2nd December 2016; 12.30 to 1.30pm

Yarrow Room, Lewes Town Hall

Finger buffet and drinks

Free – donations welcome

Andrew Bird of Silverado and Jonathan Spencer of the Bevern Trust will describe the benefits of paying the Living Wage.

Ferrie van Echtelt of local Lewes business 'Making Ventures Work' will share a few thoughts on how concerns and hurdles to adopting the Living Wage can be overcome.
The Living Wage is set by the Living Wage Foundation and is based on what people need to live. It is now £8.45 per hour outside London.

RSVP by Monday 21st November:

Linda Lamont 01273 470940

Ann Link 01273 477870

Monday, 31 October 2016

Wilson Wilson & Hancock, opticians in Cliffe Precinct, have signed up to Living Wage Brighton and Hove

Living Wage Week 2016

As part of Living Wage Week 2016 activities, the new UK and London Living Wage rates for 2016/2017 were announced this morning. The new UK rate is an increase of 20 pence to £8.45 per hour. Current Living Wage employers have until 1st April 2017 to implement this new rate. For more information see

Lewes will celebrate the Week a little later, with a lunch for employers on 2nd December in the Town Hall. Watch this space for more details.

Friday, 5 August 2016

The Lewes branch of Home Instead Senior Care has signed up to Brighton and Hove Living Wage. Alison Scutt who runs the service said: "I believe that our CAREGivers provide a valuable service to our clients and should be recognised and respected for the important role that they have in delivering high quality care."

Saturday, 2 July 2016

The Living Wage group needs your help!

We are planning to visit lots of local businesses before the end of July to talk about the real Living Wage (£8.25 outside London) and help them sign up to it. Many employers already pay the LW and if they sign up it will encourage others to think about it, and begin to make a real difference to pay rates locally.
Come to a short briefing meeting in central Lewes on Tuesday 5th July at 7.30pm. Ring Linda Lamont on 01273 470940 or email Ann Link

The briefing will identify a list of businesses, especially on the High Street, that we think may already be sympathetic to the ideas. There will be a broad "script" to help volunteers introduce themselves. Also we will be able to offer some information on union membership to employees if appropriate. Asking businesses to sign up might also lead to us offering help in registering them on the website.