B-inspired News • November 8th, 2020
B-inspired is an accredited Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at B-inspired receives a minimum hourly wage of £9.30 in the UK or £10.75 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25s, which currently stands at £8.72 per hour.
B-inspired is based in the East Midlands, a region with one of the highest proportions of non-Living Wage jobs in the country (22%), with over 405,000 jobs paying less than the real Living Wage. Despite this, B-inspired has 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 230,000 people and put over £1 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
Angie Wright, Chief Executive Office at B-inspired said: ‘We are proud to be a living wage employer in Braunstone. Our organisation always strives to make Braunstone a brighter place for the future and that starts internally with our staff. We value our staff and paying the living wage is just one way we show our appreciation.’
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that B-inspired has joined the movement of over 6,000 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, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs, Lush, and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like B-inspired, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”
For more information about the living wage visit: www.livingwage.org.uk
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