Connect gains Living Wage employer accreditation

Fri, September 27th, 2019

The Liverpool-based digital agency is now an accredited Living Wage employer

The agency joins thousands of organisations across the UK who are committed to paying their employees the real Living Wage.

Accreditation with the Living Wage Foundation will allow the agency to promote and encourage practices which play an important role in helping people to lead fulfilling and rewarding working lives.

The agency’s commitment to the real Living Wage ensures that all employees receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.00 – significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.70.

The real Living Wage rates are higher than the National Minimum Wage because they are independently-calculated based on what people need to live. The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate that is voluntarily paid by over 5,000 UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.

Connect’s Managing Director, Janet Symes said: “Becoming an accredited Living Wage employer is all about holding ourselves accountable to the values we hold as an organisation, and encouraging others to do the same.

“We are delighted to be a part of this influential movement; a movement that has improved the wellbeing of thousands of people by providing them with increased independence and flexibility. It is essential that we foster inclusivity and fairness in all elements of our business, and moreover, supporting the real Living Wage is the right thing to do.”

The Living Wage Foundation’s Director, Katherine Chapman said: “We’re delighted that Connect has joined the movement of over 5,000 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.”

About Connect
Connect is an award-winning digital agency based in Liverpool.

The agency specialises in the design, development and management of digital technology solutions that enhance business, solve problems and help organisations to uncover new opportunities.

For more information about Connect, please visit their website.

About the Living Wage
The real Living Wage is the only rate calculated according to what people need to make ends meet. It provides a voluntary benchmark for employers that choose to take a stand by ensuring their staff earn a wage that meets the costs and pressures they face in their everyday lives.

The Living Wage Foundation is the organisation at the heart of the movement of businesses, organisations and individuals who campaign for the simple idea that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.

To learn more about the real Living Wage, please visit the Living Wage Foundation’s website.

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