4 November 2015
Macmillan is really proud to have become a Living Wage Employer in 2014. The Living Wage has just been increased to £9.40 in London and £8.25 in the rest of the UK.
Being a Living Wage Employer means we commit to paying our staff and contractors that work regularly in our premises at least the Living Wage. This far outstrips the national minimum wage rate of only £6.70. The Living Wage is assessed independently.
Macmillan believes that the Living Wage is an important initiative that has the potential to transform people’s lives. It sets an hourly rate that guarantees people in work will be paid enough to cover their essential expenses like heating, eating and rent, and to participate in society.
Being an accredited Living Wage Employer demonstrates Macmillan’s commitment to ensuring the well-being of the people who work for us. We also recognise that people affected by cancer will benefit from this. Cancer does not discriminate between those in low paying jobs and those in higher paying jobs, and people affected by cancer have the same concerns as other people, including worrying about how to pay the bills. So, please help promote this initiative by starting a discussion in your workplaces about the benefits of the Living Wage this week - in Living Wage Week - in this way we can use our influence to improve the lives of people affected by cancer and financial stress in other organisations.