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NCH celebrates living wage accreditation

NCH celebrates living wage accreditation

24 July 2018

Nottingham City Homes (NCH) is delighted to announce that it has achieved Living Wage Employer accreditation.

Its Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at NCH, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contractors, receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75, which is 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, and calculated according to the real costs of living. Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis, and it enjoys cross-party political support.

Katherine Chapman, Director of the Living Wage Foundation said: “We welcome Nottingham City Homes 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, and over 3700 UK employers have signed up to it because together they want to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on.”     

George Pashley, Company Secretary at NCH, says, “We’re committed to being a great employer, and part of that commitment involves paying our employees a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. I’m extremely proud to have achieved this accreditation, and I look forward to using it to attract even more great people to come and work with us.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors

The UK Living Wage is currently £8.75 per hour outside London. Figures are calculated annually by the Resolution Foundation and overseen by the Living Wage Commission, based on the best available evidence on living standards.

The Living Wage Foundation receives guidance and advice from the Living Wage Advisory Council and is supported by principal partners Aviva; IKEA; Joseph Rowntree Foundation; KPMG; Linklaters; Nationwide; Nestle; Resolution Foundation; Oxfam; Trust for London; and Queen Mary University of London.