HiDef achieved accreditation to become a Living Wage Employer, 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 HiDef has joined the movement of 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, 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 HiDef, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay”.
HiDef’s Operations Director Elaine Southward said “this is a fantastic achievement for HiDef which demonstrated our commitment to our staff and their value to the company, as a small business we strive to invest in our people and by becoming accredited to the Real Living Wage foundation is another way of demonstrating this’.