Living Wage Employer logoSCVS has this week accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at SCVS 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 £8.21 per hour.

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 200,000 people and put over £1Billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.

Amanda Carr, SCVS Director said:

We believe that our hard working staff deserve to be fairly paid for the value they bring to the organisation, which is why we would never pay less than the real Living Wage. SCVS and its Trustees are committed to providing an excellent working environment for our staff, and are proud to have accredited as a real Living Wage employer

Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that SCVS has joined the movement of nearly 6,000 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 LUSH, Heathrow Airport, Barclays, West Ham Football Club and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like SCVS, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay."

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