Portner’s accreditation as a Living Wage Employer by the Living Wage Foundation has been renewed for another year.
The Living Wage is the only UK wage rate paid voluntarily by organisations and businesses that believe their staff deserve a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work. It is based on the cost of living and is paid by more than 11,000 employers across the UK, including KPMG, Aviva, Nationwide and Nestlé, to name a few.
The Living Wage is £10.90 per hour outside London and £11.95 per hour in London, and applies to anyone aged 18 and over. This compares to the National Minimum Wage of £9.50 per hour for those aged 23 and above, £9.18 per hour for those aged 21 to 22, £6.83 per hour for those aged 18 to 20, and £4.81 for those under 18 and apprentices.
More than 300,000 employees in the UK have received a pay rise as a result of the Living Wage campaign.
Living Wage employers’ commitments
As a Living Wage employer, Portner has committed to:
- Pay the real London Living Wage to all our directly employed staff over 18.
- Ensure all our third-party contracted and sub-contracted regular, on-site staff are paid the London Living Wage.
- Increase the wages of these employees and contracted staff to the Living Wage, if appropriate, within six months of any rise in the calculated Living Wage rates.
You can find out more about the Living Wage Foundation here.