A-S:L awarded ‘Living Wage Employer’ accreditation

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A-S:L awarded 'Living Wage Employer' accreditation

We are delighted to announce that Austin-Smith:Lord is an accredited Living Wage Employer, with every member of staff working for Austin-Smith:Lord earning a real Living Wage. Importantly this commitment applies not only to directly employed staff but also to our third party contracted staff.

The real Living Wage is higher than the government’s minimum, or National Living Wage, and is an independently calculated hourly rate of pay that is based on the actual cost of living. It is calculated each year and is announced by the Living Wage Foundation as part of Living Wage Week.

Over 9000 organisations, including Austin-Smith:Lord, voluntarily choose to pay the real Living Wage because we believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. You can find other organisations who pay the Living Wage here: https://www.livingwage.org.uk/living-wage-map

“Whilst we’ve informally ensured the Practice complied with the real Living Wage for our staff over the years we are delighted to have secured formal accreditation by encouraging support and buy-in of our 3rd party suppliers and service providers. We’re pleased to advocate for the real Living Wage and hope that we, and others, can help make a positive difference.” (Graham Ross, Chief Executive, Austin-Smith:Lord)

You can find more information on the real Living Wage at this link: https://www.livingwage.org.uk/