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Caritas Anchor House accredited as a Living Wage employer

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Caritas Anchor House accredited as a Living Wage employer

2nd November 2016
Caritas Anchor House is pleased to announce our accreditation as a Living Wage employer.

Caritas Anchor House has voluntarily committed to ensure that everyone working at Caritas Anchor House receives at least the Living Wage - a minimum hourly rate of £9.75 in London - significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £7.20 per hour introduced in April 2016.

The Living Wage is set independently and updated annually, and 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.

Keith Fernett, Chief Executive of Caritas Anchor House, said, “Caritas Anchor House is an award winning and high performing organisation, due to the dedication and hard work of all of our staff. As an accredited Living Wage employer, we are rewarding our staff a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.”

Living Wage Foundation Director Katherine Chapman said “We are delighted to welcome Caritas Anchor House to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer.

“We have accredited over 2,600 leading employers, including Caritas Anchor House, 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 minimum wage is not good for business. Customers expect better than that.”

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