We are delighted to share that Anderson Acoustics has been successfully accredited as a Living Wage employer.
The Living Wage commitment sees everyone working at Anderson Acoustics, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.25 – significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.70 and the new minimum wage premium for over 25s of £7.20 per hour that was introduced in April.
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, that employers can choose to pay on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public; it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet.
Managing Director of Anderson Acoustics, Andy Knowles, explained, “Being a Living Wage employer is a crucial element of our conscious approach to business, and fits in with our commitment to invest in the continuing development, mentoring and support of our great team. We were already accredited as a Brighton Living Wage employer and we are thrilled to now be accredited to the national scheme”.
Living Wage Foundation Director, Katherine Chapman said, “We are delighted to welcome Anderson Acoustics to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer. The best employers are voluntarily signing up to pay the Living Wage now. The Living Wage is a robust calculation that reflects the real cost of living, rewarding a hard day’s work with a fair day’s pay.”
“We have accredited over 2,500 leading employers, including Anderson Acoustics, ranging from independent printers, bookshops and breweries, to well-known companies such as Nationwide, Aviva and SSE. These businesses recognise that clinging to the national minimum wage is not good for business. Customers expect better than that.”