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Shopping with Impact Score

How a simple app encourages ethical shopping with real Living Wage employers.

The free Impact Score® app helps consumers to shop more ethically and support employers committed to paying all their staff a real Living Wage, over those who don’t. As we become more aware of our impact on the planet, more consumers want to spend their hard-earned cash with socially and environmentally conscious companies. Recycling initiatives, fair pay, and tax payments are all under consideration for… Read More »How a simple app encourages ethical shopping with real Living Wage employers.

CEO pay in proportion Impact Score

Why CEO pay should be in proportion with the rest of the employees

January 4th. The date when the average CEO of a large UK business has been paid the same amount their average employee will earn in one year. 4 days! Though if you want to look on the bright side, in the US it’s 1.5 days. Gah. And usually it’s 119 times the average employee salary. To coin a phrase, ‘Are they worth it?’? Back in… Read More »Why CEO pay should be in proportion with the rest of the employees

Why companies should pay men and women equally in the same role

Surely it’s obvious by now that we should pay men and women equally? According to the Office of National Statistics, the UK gender pay gap is 18.4% for full and part time workers.  Meaning women, on average, get paid 18.4% less than men, for doing the same role.  This compares unfavourably with the average gender pay gap across Europe which is smaller at 14.1%. The… Read More »Why companies should pay men and women equally in the same role

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Why companies should pay the real Living Wage

The real Living Wage is independently-calculated by the Living Wage Commission, based on what people actually need to reach a ‘minimum acceptable living standard’. Companies should pay the real Living Wage because they are independently-calculated based on what people need to get by.  But firstly for clarity, let’s outline the key differences between the Minimum Wage (MW), National Living Wage (NLW) and the real Living Wage,… Read More »Why companies should pay the real Living Wage

Why companies should pay the correct amount of UK tax

In our survey of December 2019, companies ‘should pay the correct amount of tax’ came out as the highest priority for consumers, with 9 in 10 people saying they care either a lot or a fair amount.  But why is this such a priority? UK companies have little flexibility in the taxes they pay, and while thousands of businesses continuously pay their fair share, it… Read More »Why companies should pay the correct amount of UK tax

To ‘build back better’, we must tackle disproportionate executive pay

New research has revealed how much CEOs earn compared to their colleagues – and the results aren’t pretty. We have to tackle disproportionate executive pay. This year, for the first time, UK listed companies are required to publish ‘pay ratio’ data in their annual reports. This must show the total earnings of the company’s CEO compared to the individuals at the upper, median and lower… Read More »To ‘build back better’, we must tackle disproportionate executive pay