Rapidata celebrates Living Wage commitment
The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce Rapidata Services has accredited as a Living Wage employer.
The Living Wage commitment means that everyone working at Rapidata, whether they’re direct employees or third-party contracted staff, receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75 in the UK or £10.20 in London.
These rates are 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 is calculated according to the real costs of living.
Scott Gray, CEO, Rapidata comments “As an ethical employer for over 20 years, it has always been important to me to consider the bigger picture when it comes to running a business. I am delighted to show support and sign-up to the Living Wage and I encourage others to do so too”
Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross-party political support.
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We welcome Rapidata 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.”
“We are a movement of over 3,600 UK employers who together want to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on. We have lots of small businesses as well as big household names like; IKEA, Aviva, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more.
These businesses recognise that the Living Wage accreditation is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Rapidata join us, because they too believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”