Enterprise Enfield Celebrates Commitment to Real Living Wage!
Enterprise Enfield has just been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Enterprise Enfield receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.50 in the UK (soon to rise to £9.90) or £10.85 in London (soon to rise to £11.05). Both rates are significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £8.91 per hour.
Enterprise Enfield is based in London, a region where nearly a fifth of all jobs (19%) pay less than the real Living Wage - around 785,000 jobs. Despite this, Enterprise Enfield has committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.
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.
Laura Gardiner, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Enterprise Enfield has joined the movement of over 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 household names such as Burberry, Barclays, Everton Football Club and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Enterprise Enfield, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay."