The Living Wage Foundation has announced that we have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.
The Living Wage commitment sees everyone working at Investing Ethically Ltd, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75. Significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £7.50 per hour introduced in April 2017. The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the real costs of living.
Practice What you Preach
As a company we help clients invest in organisations that provide good working conditions and policies. It is only right that we prove we work by these morals also.
Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross-party political support. Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said “Responsible businesses across the UK are voluntarily signing up to pay the real Living Wage now. The real Living Wage rate is annually calculated to reflect the real costs of living.”
“We are a movement of over 3700 UK employers who together want to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on. We have lots of small businesses as well as big household names like; IKEA, Aviva, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more. These businesses recognise that the Living Wage accreditation is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Investing Ethically join us, because they too believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.” Find out more about Living Wage here.
It’s always good to know that you deal with companies that make a positive contribution, all part of Investing Ethically.