Accomplished Contract Services Ltd celebrates Living Wage Recognition
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Accomplished Contract Services Ltd has become a Recognised Service Provider working alongside the Living Wage Foundation.
The Living Wage commitment will see Accomplished Contract Services Ltd offer a Living Wage option for each and every request for tender. This will mean that even more organisations can consider paying all of their contracted staff a wage that meets the cost of living. Recognised Service Providers also commit to pay the real Living Wage to all staff working for their core business.
The London Living Wage is currently £9.75 per hour and covers all boroughs in Greater London. The UK Living Wage for outside of London is currently £8.45 per hour. These figures are set annually by the Resolution Foundation.
The Living Wage Foundation recognises and celebrates the leadership shown by employers across the UK. Currently almost 3000 employers commit to paying all of their directly employed and contracted staff the real Living Wage as part of our accredited employer network. 75 Recognised Service Providers work with us to offer Living Wage options for contracted staff, ensuring a real Living Wage is always possible when outsourcing services. Recognised Service Providers are highlighting the benefits of the Living Wage at every possible opportunity. Anthony Hook, Managing Director of Accomplished Contract Services Ltd said, “we fully support The Living Wage and the opportunity to be recognised as a Service Provider was a no-brainer. It offers our staff greater incentives and rewards for the excellent work they carry out. Being affiliated to The Living Wage also shows current and prospective clients our commitment and loyalty to our employees”
Living Wage Foundation Director, Katherine Chapman said: “The benefits the Living Wage brings to staff and business are clear. I welcome the leadership shown by Accomplished Contract Services Ltd on this important issue.”
About the Living Wage Foundation
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK. Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross party support.
The London Living Wage is currently £9.75 per hour. This figure covers all boroughs in Greater London. The UK Living Wage for outside of London is currently £8.45 per hour. These figures are set annually by the Resolution Foundation.
The Living Wage Foundation recognises and celebrates the leadership shown by Living Wage employers across the UK. There are currently nearly 3000 accredited employers, 75 Recognised Service Providers and 15 Friendly Funders. We are an initiative of Citizens UK. We believe that work should be the surest way out of poverty.
We receive guidance and advice from the Living Wage Advisory Council. The Foundation is supported by ten principal partners: Aviva; Joseph Rowntree Foundation; KPMG; Linklaters; Nationwide; Nestle; Resolution Foundation; Oxfam; Trust for London; IKEA; and Queen Mary University of London.
What about the Government’s national living wage?
In July 2015 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the UK Government would introduce a compulsory ‘national living wage’. This is an increase in the government minimum wage for staff over 25 years old. It was introduced in April 2016 and the rate is £7.20 per hour. The rate is separate to the Living Wage rate calculated by the Living Wage Foundation. The government rate is based on median earnings while the Living Wage Foundation rates are calculated according to the cost of living.