BRITLIFT CELEBRATES COMMITMENT TO REAL LIVING WAGE
Britlift has today accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Britlift receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.90 in the UK or £11.05 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £8.91 per hour.
Britlift are specialist engineers: design and manufacture of lifting equipment, based in the South West, a region where over a fifth of all jobs (20%) pay less than the real Living Wage – around 456,000 jobs. Despite this, Britlift 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 250,000 people and put over £1.3 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
Liam Botting, Director, Britlift Ltd. said: “Our staff are incredibly important to us! They are the reason that Britlift has become what it is today, and we think it is important that we recognise this by making the commitment to becoming a Living Wage employer. All employees, in all positions, in every company, should feel that their input and effort is recognised, and that they are valued.”
Laura Gardiner, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Britlift has joined the movement of over 7,000 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, Everton Football Club and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Britlift, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”