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AWD Celebrates Living Wage Commitment

23.11.2016

Alan White Design Ltd is pleased to announce that we have achieved accreditation as a Living Wage Employer.

The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Alan White Design, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors, receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.45 - significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.95 and the new minimum wage premium for over 25s of £7.20 per hour introduced in April 2016.

Alan White Design Managing Director, Malachy Ryan, said: “Becoming a Living Wage employer was a priority for our business as it demonstrates our commitment to ensuring all our employees can support a fair standard of living and are rightfully rewarded for their hard work and loyalty. The Living Wage movement fits perfectly with our core values as a company which centre on empowering our employees through respect, fairness and recognition.”

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Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis and the initiative enjoys support from leading businesses and charities across the UK, including cross-party political support, with public backing from the PrimeMinister and the Leader of the Opposition.

Living Wage Foundation Director, Katherine Chapman, said: “We are delighted to welcome Alan White Design to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer.

“The best employers are voluntarily signing up to pay the Living Wage now. The Living Wage is a robust calculation that reflects the real cost of living, rewarding a hard day’s work with a fair day’s pay.

“We have accredited nearly 3,000 leading employers, including Alan White Design, ranging from independent printers, bookshops and breweries, to well-known companies such as Nationwide, Aviva and SSE. These businesses recognise that clinging to the National Living Wage is not good for business. Customers expect better than that."

If you are interested in learning more about the Living Wage, please contact The Living Wage Foundation at www.livingwage.org.uk

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