The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate that is voluntarily paid by UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a wage that meets everyday needs.
We believe that our teams throughout the business deserve a realistic wage that meets the cost of actual living – and not just the government minimum. This means that we are able to provide staff from age 18 and over the minimum of £9.50 an hour – an increase of 6.6% from the rate of £8.91, which is the minimum for those 23 and over.
Additionally, with the recent announcement this week of the new rate of £9.90 being introduced, we are pleased to share that we will be increasing our living wage to this figure early next year!
Our pursuit of bettering ourselves in all aspects of the business, whether it be community, sustainability or produce, is only achievable with the help of our talented team members and supportive visitors, so a huge thank you to everyone in our shops and surrounding community for everything you do.
If you would like to learn more about the Living Wage Foundation, or perhaps you would like to join our constantly growing team, please get in touch!