Flexiform are proud to announce they are a Living Wage employer.
What is the Living Wage? The Living Wage is an hourly rate 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. The Living Wage is significantly higher than the national minimum wage.
- A voluntary hourly rate set independently and updated annually
- The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK
- Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis
- Paying the Living Wage is good for business, the individual and for society
Nick Hewitt , Managing Director of Flexiform and Asgard said “We are pleased to announce that Flexiform Business Furniture has become a recognised Living Wage employer, paying the living wage to all of our staff across the business”.
Becoming a Living Wage employer means that Flexiform joins those employers across the country who choose to pay a living wage above the £7.85* per hour which is required by the Government’s minimum wage.
“Although the majority of our employees have always been paid more than the Living Wage we have moved this year to make sure that this extends to all of our permanent employees”.
“We took this decision as I believe that paying a decent wage is important to allow all staff to provide for their families. Such actions also help to motivate and engage our staff helping to provide better services for all of our customers”.
Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross party support, in both the Scottish and Westminster parliaments.
What is Living Wage?