Newcastle Diocese pays its staff a real Living Wage

First published on: 26th September 2019

We are delighted to announce that the Newcastle Diocesan Board of Finance is now an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that every member of staff working for the Board of Finance will earn a real Living Wage.

The real Living Wage is higher than the governments minimum, or National Living Wage, and is an independently calculated hourly rate of pay that is based on the actual cost of living. It is calculated each year and is announced by the Living Wage Foundation as part of Living Wage Week. It is currently 9.00 in the UK, with a higher rate of 10.55 for London, reflecting the higher costs of living in the capital.

Over 4,700 organisations, including other dioceses, voluntarily choose to pay the real Living Wage because we believe that a hard days work deserves a fair days pay. You can find other organisations who pay the Living Wage here: https://www.livingwage.org.uk/living-wage-map

This commitment applies to not only directly employed staff but also to our third party contracted staff. The Board of Finance is committed to ensuring that third party contracted staff are also paid the real Living Wage.

We are really proud of this commitment and would love you to share the good news.

And please look out for the Living Wage Week 11-17 November. We will be represented at events to be held with other Accredited Living Wage employers.

You can find out more about the Living Wage by visiting www.livingwage.org.uk.


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