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ELATT are proud to celebrate Living Wage Week 2016

Having become a Living Wage employer in October 2013 and being one of a pioneering group of nearly 3000 employers paying the real Living Wage (and in the first 500 in the UK), we are pleased to announce that we will be increasing our hourly rate of pay in line with the Living Wage Foundation’s newly recommended rate as of the 1st May 2017. The real Living Wage is independently calculated based on what employees and their families need to get by. The new rates as announced by the Living Wage Foundation on Monday 31st October will apply to all our staff over 18 and for all staff in London the rate will be £9.75.

Anthony Harmer, Chief Executive says: ‘Being a living wage employer not only helps our employees afford to live in London but also helps our business by improving motivation, and retaining and attracting a quality workforce.’

Katherine Chapman, Director of the Living Wage Foundation said on Monday 31st October:

“Business by business and organisation by organisation our employers are voluntarily choosing to close the pay gap in the UK between what people need to live on and the government minimum that every employer has to pay. Today’s increase in the real Living Wage will mean thousands of employees around the country will get a much needed increase to their pay packet to help them meet the cost of living. That’s the difference paying the real Living Wage makes. During Living Wage Week we celebrate the leadership of those great Living Wage employers who make this possible.”

More information about Living Wage Week

  1. Living Wage Week is a UK-wide celebration of the campaign for a real Living Wage that meets the cost of living and the network of Living Wage employers.
  2. It takes place each year during the first week of November. This year it runs from Sunday 30th October to Saturday 5th November. The new UK and London Living Wage rates are announced every year on the Monday and rates are announced simultaneously in cities around the UK whilst the London rate is announced by the Mayor of London.
  3. For more information about Living Wage Week go to:
  4. The calculation of the independent Living Wage rates is overseen by the Living Wage Commission, based on the best available evidence on living standards in London and the UK. The Commission was set up in January 2016 and is appointed by the Living Wage Foundation. It is drawn from leading Living Wage employers, trade unions, civil society and independent experts.

For Media Enquiries related to the Living Wage Foundation contact Shazia Ejaz on 0207 043 9886.