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September 10, 2015
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UK: Almost Half of Buyers Would Refuse to Use Non-Living Wage Venues

Almost half of event buyers would refuse to book a venue if they knew it didn’t pay the Living Wage. 

As part of our Living Wage for Live Events campaign, we conducted a reader survey into attitudes towards the rate of pay – and the results are fascinating.

A total of 47 per cent of in house event organisers and agency representatives revealed they would not use a venue that did not pay its staff the Living Wage.

The results of our survey also show that 93 per cent of event buyers consider the issue either very important or somewhat important. 

The joint M&IT and Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) campaign aims to apply enough pressure to ensure meetings and event venues pay their frontline staff a minimum of £9.15 per hour in London and £7.85 for the rest of the UK.

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