LIVING WAGE

We’re pleased to announce that Itec has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

The Living Wage commitment means everyone working at Itec, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff: receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75 in the UK or £10.20 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the Statutory minimum for over 25’s of £7.50 per hour introduced in April 2017.

The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to real costs of living. Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross-party political support.

Gareth Matthews, Director of Itec said: “Itec chose to apply the living wage as we are committed to going further than the government minimum to ensure all employees earn a real Living Wage that meets their basic costs of living”

Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We welcome Itec to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer. Responsible businesses across the UK are voluntarily signing up to pay the real Living Wage now. The real Living Wage rate is annually calculated to reflect the real costs of living.”

“We are a movement of over 3700 UK employers who together want to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on. We have lots of small businesses as well as big household names like; IKEA, Aviva, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more. These businesses recognise that the Living Wage accreditation is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Itec join us, because they too believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”

We’re extremely proud to have gained this accreditation, you can find out more about it here: https://www.livingwage.org.uk/accredited-living-wage-employers

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