Let's Grow Preston Celebrates Commitment to Real Living Wage
We are delighted to announce that we are now a Living Wage Employer to deliver a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work. This means that everyone working at Let’s Grow Preston receive an hourly rate of at least £10.90 (the living wage), significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £9.50 per hour.
Annie Wynn, our Development Director, said: "We're super proud to announce that we're now an accredited Living Wage employer. This means that as a charity we've made the conscious decision to ensure that all our employees are paid a fair day's wage. Paying the real Living Wage is the right thing to do as a responsible employer to ensure our staff know how much we value them".
Cllr Freddie Bailey, Cabinet Member for Community Wealth Building said: “We welcome this move from Let’s Grow Preston as we continue to strive to make Preston a Real Living Wage City. 24 Preston employers are now accredited to the Real Living Wage scheme and we encourage more Preston businesses to consider doing the same as it strengthens employee wellbeing, and ensures that employees have enough in their pay packets to meet their everyday needs.” Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Let’s Grow Preston has joined the movement of almost 11,000 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. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employerand they, like Let’s Grow Preston, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay."