Bury businesses are being urged to go to a free event to hear about the benefits of signing up to the Real Living Wage.

A business breakfast event will take place at The Elizabethan Suite at Bury Town Hall from 8am to 10.30am on Tuesday, November 7.

A total of 10,000 businesses across the UK pay the real living wage.

Improving employers' brands, boosting staff productivity and motivation, helping to secure contracts and funding are some of the advantages of signing up to the Real Living Wage. 

The Real Living Wage is independently set and calculated according to the cost of living, based on a "basket of goods".

It is higher than the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage because it is based on what it costs to live.

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The council has teamed up with the Real Living Wage Foundation, Good Employment Charter and Unison to organise the event.

Businesses will be able to hear from and network with Bury businesses, The Real Living Wage Foundation, The Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter, Unison and representatives from the council.

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Cllr Tahir Rafiq, cabinet member for corporate affairs and resources at the council, said: “As part of our Let’s Do It Strategy, we’re committed to driving inclusive economic growth across the borough.

“A key component of this is promoting good employment and paying the Living Wage which supports our Anti-Poverty Strategy.

“The Real Living Wage is good for businesses, good for employees and good for the borough.

“Come along to our event to find out more about how it can work for your organisation.”

To register for the event visit https://www.tickettailor.com/events/burycouncil/1027430.