Success4All Accredited as a Living Wage Employer – Benefits

Educational charity Success4All has been accredited as a living wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation.

To obtain accreditation, the charity agreed to pay its staff a minimum hourly wage of £10.90, which is above the government minimum of £9.50 per hour for people aged 23 and over, and the recently announced national living wage of £10.42, which is expected to be implemented in 2023.

According to Success4All, he got involved because almost a fifth (19.6%) of all jobs in the North East pay less than the actual living wage, which equates to around 189,000 jobs, and he wanted provide fair compensation for hard work.

The actual living wage is calculated based on the cost of living and is a voluntary benchmark for employers who want to give their staff a wage they can live on, rather than the government minimum.

Busola Afolabi, Operations Manager at Success4All, said, “Each year, the Success4All team works hard to deliver services that engage and empower the most vulnerable communities in the North East. We are proud to be in a position where we can offer a living wage and above all to all our employees, because we believe in paying our employees fairly and investing in their welfare is simply obvious.

Katherine Chapman, Director of the Living Wage Foundation, added: “We are delighted that Success4All has joined the movement of nearly 11,000 responsible employers across the UK who are voluntarily committing to go further than the government minimum to ensure that all their staff earn enough to live off.

“They join thousands of small businesses, as well as household names such as BurberryBarclays, Everton Football Club, who recognize that paying a true living wage is the mark of a responsible employer and that a hard day’s work deserves a fair wage.

Michael A. Bynum