The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Tavistock Relationships has today accredited as a Living Wage employer.
The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Tavistock Relationships, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors; receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.75 - significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.95 and the new minimum wage premium for over 25s of £7.20 per hour introduced this April.
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public; it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet.
Tavistock Relationships’ Chief Executive, Andrew Balfour said:
“We place staff support, development and retention at the heart of our organisational strategy. Just as we care for and listen to our stakeholders, clients and trainees, we think its vitally important to provide a positive, encouraging and rewarding place to work for our staff. We see the Living Wage as a major commitment to fairness and feel it will make Tavistock Relationships stand out in London (and beyond) as a place people where people will want to come to and work.”
Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross party support, with public backing from the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.
Living Wage Foundation Director, Katherine Chapman said:
“We are delighted to welcome Tavistock Relationships to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer.
“The best employers are voluntarily signing up to pay the Living Wage now. The Living Wage is a robust calculation that reflects the real cost of living, rewarding a hard day’s work with a fair day’s pay.
“We have accredited nearly 3,000 leading employers, including Tavistock Relationships, ranging from independent printers, bookshops and breweries, to well-known companies such as Nationwide, Aviva and SSE. These businesses recognise that clinging to the national minimum wage is not good for business. Customers expect better than that."
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