Good Things Foundation celebrates commitment to Real Living Wage

Good Things Foundation is accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

By Good Things Foundation · 01/03/2021

Good Things Foundation has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Good Things Foundation receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.50 in the UK or £10.85 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25s, which currently stands at £8.72 per hour.

Good Things Foundation is based in Yorkshire and the Humber, a region with one of the highest proportions of non-Living Wage jobs in the country (22%), with over 465,000 jobs paying less than the real Living Wage. Despite this, Good Things Foundation has committed to pay the fair minimum hourly rate.

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.

Helen Milner, Group CEO, Good Things Foundation, said: “We’ve chosen to become a Living Wage accredited employer because we believe a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”

Laura Gardiner, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Good Things Foundation has joined the movement of 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 many household names. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer.”