Living Wage Week

6 November 2017

the joy of work

Living Wage Week kicks off today with an announcement from the Living Wage Foundation this morning that the new rate will be £8.75 per hour (£10.20 per hour for those employees working in London).

EVH is part of a movement of over 3,500 employers who voluntarily opt-in to paying the real Living Wage. EVH has committed to the increase, independently calculated to meet the cost of living which will be implemented within six months in line with full member salaries.

The new UK rate announced by the Living Wage Foundation will apply to all organisations accredited with the Living Wage status. Katherine Chapman, Director of the Living Wage Foundation said:

“Year-on-year, we see organisations and businesses across the UK embracing the real Living Wage as they recognise that a fair day’s pay is not only the right thing so to but can improve the quality of staff’s work, reduce absenteeism and increase motivation and retention.”

“Today’s increase acknowledges that the cost of living continues to rise for workers everywhere and the leadership shown by businesses who welcome this is a cause for celebration during Living Wage Week, sending a positive message to the business community to show what others can achieve.”  

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