We are delighted to announce that the Law Centre has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. This means that everyone working here will receive at least the minimum hourly wage of £11.95, which is significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, currently £9.50 per hour.
In London a fifth of all jobs (17.2%) pay less than the real Living Wage – that’s around 700,000 jobs. We believe that everyone should receive 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 almost 400,000 people and put over £2 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
Find out more about the Living Wage here.