BeeVital Commits to Living Wage

Feb 16, 2017

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that BeeVital, has today been accredited as a Living Wage employer.

The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at BeeVital, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.45 - significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.95 and the new minimum wage premium for over 25s of £7.20 per hour introduced this April.

The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public; it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet.

BeeVital Director, Hugo Fearnley said: "We have always seen our staff and contractors as key to our success as a business. For us it was a logical step to commit to paying the Living Wage. We believe in rewarding a hard day's work with a fair day's pay."

Living Wage Foundation Director, Katherine Chapman said: “We are delighted to welcome BeeVital to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer. We have accredited nearly 3,000 leading employers, including BeeVital, ranging from independent printers, bookshops and breweries, to well-known companies such as Nationwide, Aviva and SSE. These businesses recognise that clinging to the National Living Wage is not good for business. Customers expect better than that."

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