We’re proud to be a Living Wage employer, paying our employees a fair wage for a fair day’s work. With the cost of living rising, the Living Wage Foundation announced a vital pay boost, increasing the Living Wage to £10.90 an hour across the UK (an increase of £1) and £11.95 an hour in London (an increase of 90p).
The Living Wage Foundation’s rate remains the only wage independently calculated based on the real cost of living with employers paying the rate voluntarily.
Katherine Chapman, Living Wage Foundation Director, said “We are facing unprecedented challenges with the cost-of-living crisis, but businesses continue to step up and support workers by signing up to the Living Wage in record numbers.
“We know that the Living Wage is good for employers as well as workers, that’s why the real Living Wage must continue to be at the heart of solutions to tackle the cost-of-living crisis.”
Launched in 2001, the campaign for a Living Wage was set up to tackle in-work poverty. It found that despite working two, or more, minimum wage jobs, workers were still struggling to make ends meet and had no time left for community or family life.
“We’ve been paying the real Living Wage for many years” said Neil Windsor, Managing Director of KeyPlus. “With the steep rise in the cost of living, we’re fully supportive of the Living Wage increase.
“We know the new hourly rate will make a difference to those who work for us, as it reflects the real cost of living.”