Chiene + Tait has confirmed its commitment to paying all staff a fair wage by achieving our Living Wage accreditation. Our commitment will see everyone working at the firm receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.00 in the UK or £10.55 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25s, which currently stands at £8.21 per hour.
In Scotland, where nearly a fifth of all jobs (18%) pay less than the real Living Wage – around 404,000 jobs – Chiene + Tait has committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver 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 2001 the Living Wage movement has put back £1bn into the pockets of low-paid workers with the movement growing to over 5,500 accredited employers across the UK.