The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Holy Brook Associates, has today accredited as a Living Wage Employer.
Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Holy Brook Associates, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75. Both rates are 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.
Rachel Eden, Director, Holy Brook Associates said: “As a relatively new employer we paid the living wage from when we first took on staff but we wanted to commit to this publicly – our team does amazing work with social enterprises, charities and small businesses and deserve fair pay to reflect this.”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: “We welcome Holy Brook Associates to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer.
“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 Holy Brook Associates join us, because they too believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay”