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Living Wage Business Accreditation For twentysix


twentysix are proud to announce we have recently been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

The Living Wage is recognised as a sign of good practice in employment and aims to deliver a fair deal for employees, ensuring they are paid the basic cost of living in the UK, this is separate to the minimum wage, which is a lower benchmark for hourly pay.

What is the Living Wage?Print

  • An hourly rate set independently and updated annually
  • The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK
  • The current UK Living Wage is £7.85 an hour
  • The current London Living Wage is £9.15 an hour
  • Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis
  • The Living Wage enjoys cross party support, with public backing from the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition
  • Paying the Living Wage is good for business, good for the individual and good for society
  • The Living Wage Employer Mark and Service Provider Recognition Scheme provide an ethical badge for responsible pay

twentysix join the likes of KPMG, Aviva and Nationwide as an accredited business.

Gail Dudleston, CEO of twentysix, adds “We’re proud to be part of the Living Wage Foundation. twentysix are very much about the people who work here and we take great care  to support our staff in the ongoing demands of life outside of work – this accreditation underpins this ethos, and shows our ongoing commitment to this scheme.”

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