We are happy to announce that earlier this year we took the step to officially be a Living Wage accredited employer.
Understanding the Living Wage Foundation
The Living Wage Foundation stands as an independent organisation that advocates for fair wages in the United Kingdom. Unlike the government-mandated minimum wage, which serves as the legal minimum employers must pay, the living wage is a voluntary rate determined independently by the Living Wage Foundation. This rate is calculated based on the cost of living, encompassing essentials such as housing, food, and transportation. The foundation diligently reviews and updates the living wage to ensure it remains sufficient to cover workers' needs. The living wage transcends mere numbers; it embodies a commitment to fairness and dignity within the workplace
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 450,000 people and put over £2 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
The Living Wage Foundation and Brace Digital
Looking after our employees and partners, and more importantly, doing the right thing strongly aligns with our values. So we thought it only right to rubber stamp this.
Our HQ is based in the North West, where 12.5% of all jobs pay less than the real Living Wage - around 367,000 jobs. Despite this, we've committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Brace Digital has joined the movement of over 12,000 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 Brace Digital, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay."