Accredited Living Wage employer Marshalls plc welcomes the increase in UK and London rates announced by the Living Wage Foundation as part of Living Wage Week (November 5th-11th 2017).
As part of a movement of over 3,500 employers who voluntarily opt-in to paying the real Living Wage, Marshalls has committed to the increase - independently calculated to meet the cost of living – which will be implemented within six months. The new UK rate announced by the Living Wage Foundation will apply to all staff at Marshalls over 18 and has increased to £8.75 per hour in the UK, while for London staff, the rate will increase to £10.20.
Tom Poole, Marshalls Group Development and HR Director said: “We are proud to implement this increase in pay. It’s a fantastic thing for a business to do as it not only helps our employees afford to have a higher standard of living, but also helps our business by improving motivation, and retaining and attracting a quality workforce.”
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 so to 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 about Living Wage Week, you can go to their website.