What is it?
We are proud to be an accredited Living Wage employer, joining over 11,000 UK businesses and organisations.
The campaign for a Living Wage was started by Citizens UK in 2001, it is a movement of independent businesses, organisations and citizens who believe a fair day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. They have been campaigning since to ensure everyone has a wage that actually meets their everyday needs.
In April 2016, the government introduced a higher minimum wage rate for all staff over 25 years of age inspired by the Living Wage campaign. However, this wage is not calculated according to what employees and their families need to live. The government minimum takes into account what is affordable for businesses.
The real Living Wage rates are higher because they are based on what people need to get by.
Why pay it?
Organisations that pay the real living wage have seen an increase in employee motivation and retention, and as an organisation we believe it’s good for society to practice internally what we believe; people deserve to be paid fairly for their work.