Bristol Spaceworks is pleased to announce that we have become an accredited Living Wage employer. We recently changed our cleaning contractor and wanted to ensure that as well as our staff, all third party contracted staff should also receive the Living Wage, which is a condition of becoming accredited.
Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Bristol Spaceworks, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.45 (£9.75 in London). Both of these rates are significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £7.50 per hour introduced in April 2017.
The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the real costs of living. Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis.
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We welcome Bristol Spaceworks to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer.
“Responsible businesses across the UK are voluntarily signing up to pay the real Living Wage now. The real Living Wage rate is annually calculated to reflect the real costs of living.”
“We are a movement of over 3000 UK employers who together want to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on. We have lots of small businesses as well as big household names like; IKEA, Aviva, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more.
These businesses recognise that the Living Wage accreditation is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Bristol Spaceworks join us, because they too believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”