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 250,000 people and put over £1.3 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
Justin Howett, Operations Director, Smart Meter Assets said: “It is especially important to us, as a small business who take our responsibility to all stakeholders including our people seriously, to ensure that our employees receive a fair day’s pay. The Living Wage Employer accreditation ensures we can demonstrate to current and future employees, customers and suppliers that we value our employees.”
Laura Gardiner, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Smart Meter Assets has joined the movement of over 7,000 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, Everton Football Club and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Smart Meter Assets, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”