42BR celebrates commitment to Real Living Wage
42BR has today become accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working within Chambers receive a minimum hourly wage of £11.95, significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £10.42 per hour.
We are based in London, a region where 13.6% of all jobs pay less than the real Living Wage – that’s 575,000 jobs. Despite this, Chambers are committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.
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 450,000 people and put over £2 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
Georgia Bell, Chambers Compliance and E&D Manager, says: 'We recognise that now is the time to stand with our employees in the midst of the current cost of living crisis. As part of 42BR, our employees can expect to be treated with respect, compassion and fairness, and Chambers will continue to do so now that we are a London Living Wage employer.'
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that 42BR has joined the movement of over 12,000 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 Burberry, Barclays, Everton Football Club and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like 42BR, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay."
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