We are proud to announce that today we have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.
Safety Checked Ltd is based in the North East, a region with nearly a quarter of all jobs (23%) paying less than the real Living Wage. Despite this, Safety Checked Ltd has committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.
Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Safety Checked Ltd and aged 18 and over receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75 in the UK. This rate is significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25s, which currently stands at £7.83 per hour.
Tess Lanning, Director, Living Wage Foundation said:
“We’re delighted that Safety Checked Ltd has joined the movement of over 4,400 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.”
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 150,000 people and put over £600m extra into the pockets of low paid workers.