Nine23 has today accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Nine23 receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.50 in the UK or £10.85 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £8.91 per hour.
Nine23 is based in the South East, a region where 15% of all jobs pay less than the real Living Wage – around 572,000 jobs. Despite this, Nine23 has committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.
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.
“At Nine23 we have always paid our staff a real living wage and The UK Living Wage accreditation is our commitment to continue this policy for the future. We value our staff and ensuring they have liveable earnings and a decent standard of living is not only the right thing to do, it also makes good business sense – improving staff motivation, retention and commitment.”
Laura Gardiner, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Nine23 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 Nine23, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”