BetterYou has signalled its commitment to the Living Wage with a new accreditation.
This means that everyone working at the company receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75 in the UK, which is significantly higher than the Government minimum for over 25s, which currently stands at £7.83 per hour.
BetterYou is based in Yorkshire and the Humber, a region with one of the highest proportions of non-Living Wage jobs in the country (24 per cent), with over 502,000 jobs paying less than the real Living Wage.
The company explained that 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.
Andrew Thomas, founder and Managing Director of BetterYou, commented: “BetterYou is committed to being an employer of choice within the Yorkshire and Humberside area, which is why we offer extended holiday entitlement and pension contributions, performance and profit sharing bonuses, healthcare, long-service awards and wellness at work initiatives. We really value our team and want them to feel fulfilled within their roles. BetterYou is going through a period of significant growth, which can create challenging conditions, however, the team continually impress us with their ongoing commitment to the company and their desire to make the business a success. It’s a great place to work.”
Tess Lanning, Director of Living Wage Foundation, added: “We’re delighted that BetterYou has joined the movement of over 4,000 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 IKEA, Heathrow Airport, Barclays, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like BetterYou, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”