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Better Work Network

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The Better Work Network brings together charities and other organisations demanding higher salaries for low-paid workers. The network is supported by a Trust for London grant to the Learning and Work Institute (LWI).

The issue

A decent wage is vital for low-paid workers to break out of poverty. Currently, 1 in 5 employees in the capital earn below the London Living Wage.

We believe that charities and organisations can be more effective if they work towards better work and wages together, so in 2018, we set up the Better Work Network.

What does the Better Work Network do?

The network meets three times a year. It currently has 700 members, including Business in the Community, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Walcott Foundation and the Living Wage Foundation.

The Better Work Network’s work includes:

  • Research: Research and analysis into work in London, and identifying solutions
  • Events and resources: Sharing best practise and new thinking with network members in accessible ways, such as resources and events
  • Networking and influencing: The network brings together members to coordinate planning of policy influencing work

Find out more about the network, including the latest briefing papers, toolkits and how to join here.

Find out more about low pay in London on London's Poverty Profile.

London's Poverty Profile