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ACAVA celebrates commitment to Real Living Wage

12 November 2020

 

This week ACAVA has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at ACAVA receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.30 in the UK or £10.75 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25s, which currently stands at £8.72 per hour.

ACAVA is based in London, a region where nearly a fifth of all jobs (19%) pay less than the real Living Wage - around 785,000 jobs. Despite this, ACAVA has committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.

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 230,000 people and put over £1 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.

“By achieving accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation ACAVA has made a significant step forward in its commitment to improving the terms we offer to employees. A fair rate of pay, benchmarked by the Living Wage Foundation, is an important aspect of delivering this ambition.” Tom Holley, CEO, ACAVA

Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that ACAVA has joined the movement of over 6,000 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, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs, Lush, and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like ACAVA believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay." 

 

ID: Graphic of text and colourful circles on paper texture background, text reads "We're celebrating becoming an accredited Living Wage Employer because we believe a hard day's work deserves a fair day's pay". Inset of Living Wage Employer logo and orange circle with text "For the real cost of living".