Having become a Living Wage employer in 2015 and being one of a pioneering group of nearly 3,000 employers paying the real Living Wage, we are pleased to announce that we will be increasing our hourly rate of pay in line with the Living Wage Foundation’s newly recommended rate as of 1st November 2016.
The real Living Wage is independently calculated based on what employees and their families need to get by. The new rates, as announced by the Living Wage Foundation on 31st October, will apply to all our colleagues over 18.
Gordon MacDonald, CEO at Mabey Hire, said: "On 1st November 2016, 104 of our colleagues have received an increase in pay. This not only helps our colleagues to afford a better standard of living but also helps our business by attracting and retaining a quality workforce."
Katherine Chapman, Director of the Living Wage Foundation said: “Business by business and organisation by organisation, our employers are voluntarily choosing to close the pay gap in the UK between what people need to live on, and the government minimum that every employer has to pay.
"Today’s increase in the real Living Wage will mean thousands of employees around the country will get a much needed increase to their pay packet to help them meet the cost of living. That’s the difference paying the real Living Wage makes. During Living Wage Week we celebrate the leadership of those great Living Wage employers who make this possible.”