We are proud to be an accredited Living Wage employer and welcome the increase in UK rates announced by the Living Wage Foundation. The increases in rates have been announced as part of Living Wage Week, running from November 5th-11th 2017.
In our second year as part of a movement of over 3,500 employers who voluntarily opt-in to paying the real Living Wage, Stockport Homes has committed to the increase – independently calculated to meet the cost of living – which will be implemented within six months.
Di Laming, Head of People and Organisational Development, Stockport Homes said:
We are proud to implement this increase. It not only helps our employees but also helps our business by improving motivation, and retaining and attracting a quality people to be part of Stockport Homes.
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 to do 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.
For more information please go to the Living Wage Week website.