Briggs Commits to Living Wage

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Briggs Marine is pleased to announce that it has been accredited as a Living Wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation.

The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Briggs, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.45 - significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.95 and the new minimum wage premium for over 25s of £7.20 per hour introduced this April.

The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public; it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet.

Collieson Briggs, Managing Director at Briggs Marine, said: “We appreciate each and every member of staff that works for us at Briggs and providing a living wage is important as we feel it shows clearly our commitment and responsibility to our employees."

Living Wage Foundation Director, Katherine Chapman said: “We are delighted to welcome Briggs Marine to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer.

“The best employers are voluntarily signing up to pay the Living Wage now. The Living Wage is a robust calculation that reflects the real cost of living, rewarding a hard day’s work with a fair day’s pay.

“We have accredited nearly 3,000 leading employers, including Briggs, ranging from independent printers, bookshops and breweries, to well-known companies such as Nationwide, Aviva and SSE. These businesses recognise that the Government's National Living Wage, while clearly better, still does not meet the Living Wage rate that is guided by the Minimum Income Standard."

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