St Peter’s awarded Living Wage Foundation Accreditation
St Peter’s College has been awarded Living Wage Accreditation by the Living Wage Foundation (LWF).
Unlike the minimum wage, or the government’s ‘national living wage’, the LWF's real living wage is independently-calculated based on what people need to get by. Accredited employers commit to paying their employees a minimum of £9.00 per hour (£10.55 in London), with new rates announced on Monday of the first week of November each year and then implemented by 1st May the following year.
The campaign for a Living Wage has cross party political support and is a movement of independent businesses, organisations and citizens who believe a fair day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.
It was started by Citizens UK, the national home of community organising, in 2001. Together with communities and activists across the country the LWF has been campaigning since, to ensure that everyone can earn a real Living Wage that meets living costs, not just the government minimum.
To learn more about the Living Wage Foundation click here.