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Elementar UK celebrates commitment to real living wage

Elementar UK has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working here receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.30 in the UK or £10.75 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25s, which currently stands at £8.72 per hour.

Elementar UK is based in the North West, a region with nearly a quarter of all jobs (20%) paying less than the real Living Wage - around 584,000 jobs. Despite this, Elementar UK has committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.

The real Living Wage is the only rate calculated according to the costs of living. It provides a voluntary benchmark for employers that wish to ensure their staff earn a wage they can live on, not just the government minimum. Since 2011 the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 230,000 people and put over £1 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.

 

I am pleased to show our customers that we care for the staff who work at Elementar UK and committing to paying the Living Wage is one way in which we can demonstrate our commitment to providing safe and fulfilling employment

Paul Wheeler, Managing Director, Elementar UK
 

 

We’re delighted that Elementar UK has joined the movement of over 6000 responsible employers across the UK who voluntarily commit to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on.

They join thousands of small businesses, as well as household names such as Burberry, Barclays, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs, Lush, and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Elementar UK, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.

Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation

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