Action Hampshire becomes a Living Wage Employer

28.10.16

Action Hampshire has just been accredited as a Living Wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation.

Sue Dovey, our Chief Executive said:

“Action Hampshire supports not-for-profit organisations to deliver great services to local people and communities; speak up for the changes they would like to see; and shape the future of where they live and work. Our purpose is to assist organisations that are primarily motivated by a desire to ‘make life better’. Not-for-profits often work on very tight budgets, but we still have a responsibility to make sure that the people who work for us are always paid enough to live on. We hope others in our sector will join up too”

Hampshire Equality Group member Eleanor Hill said:

“We are delighted that Action Hampshire has joined other local not for profit organisations in committing to pay the real Living Wage. We call on other organisations working in the not for profit sector in Hampshire to follow these examples and register for the real Living Wage.”

The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK, and is currently set at £8.25 an hour for the UK and £9.40 an hour in London. If you would like more information, or are interested in becoming a Living Wage employer, please visit the Living Wage Foundation website.

Living Wage Week

This year, Living Wage Week runs from Sunday 30 October to Saturday 5 November. The week is a UK-wide celebration of the Living Wage and it is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the need for salaries to be enough to live on.

The Living Wage Foundation holds events, organises media activities and shares new research about the impact of low pay. The new Living Wage for 2016 will be announced on Monday 31 October.