Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Soltech IT Ltd, has today become
accredited as a Living Wage employer.
The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Soltech IT Ltd, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors, receive the Living Wage.
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.
Managing Director, Richard Sheppard, commented, “Our staff play a huge part in the success of company and we felt it was only right that we became a Living Wage employer”.
Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross party support.
Living Wage Foundation Director, Katherine Chapman said: “We are delighted to welcome Soltech IT Ltd to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer.
“The best employers are voluntarily signing up to pay the Living Wage now. The Living Wage is a robust calculation that reflects the real cost of living, rewarding a hard day’s work with a fair day’s pay.
“We have accredited nearly 3,000 leading employers, including Soltech IT Ltd, 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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