The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that MetaValue has today accredited as a Living Wage employer.
The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at MetaValue, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers; receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.15 – significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.50.
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.
Suzie Campbell, Co-founder and Director, MetaValue said: “Everyone deserves to be fairly rewarded for the time and energy they put into work and to be able to afford a basic standard of living. We support the Living Wage because it is simply the right thing to do. I believe that as an increasing number of organisations start to support the Living Wage, issues around social mobility can be addressed more effectively and productivity is also likely to increase as workers feel more incentivised and valued. It is a win-win for all – workers, employers and society as a whole.”
Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross party support, with public backing from the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.
Living Wage Foundation Director, Rhys Moore said: “We are delighted to welcome MetaValue to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer. It is wonderful to see MetaValue taking a lead and involving the whole community in this step. 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 over 1,500 leading employers, including MetaValue, ranging from independent printers, bookshops and breweries, to well-known companies such as Nationwide, Aviva and SSE. These businesses recognise that clinging to the national minimum wage is not good for business. Customers expect better than that. ”
Living Wage: Gillian Owen, 07876 246 150, firstname.lastname@example.org
MetaValue: Meeta Thareja, 07733 370 913, email@example.com
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About the Living Wage Foundation
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK. Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross party support, with public backing from the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.
The London Living Wage is currently £9.15 per hour. This figure is set annually by the Greater London Authority and covers all boroughs in Greater London. The UK Living Wage for outside of London is currently £7.85 per hour. This figure is set annually by the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University.
The Living Wage Foundation recognises and celebrates the leadership shown by Living Wage employers across the UK. There are currently over 1,500 accredited employers. We are an initiative of Citizens UK. We believe that work should be the surest way out of poverty.
MetaValue is a change and strategy consultancy. It works with organisations to help unlock their potential, improve service effectiveness as well as efficiency.
Founded by Meeta Thareja and Suzie Campbell, the company works with organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Its customers include Generali, University of East London, Agilisys, HTB Group, Dudley Libraries and the Cabinet Office among others.
MetaValue is part of the Cabinet Office Mutuals Advisory Network, supporting the spin-out of services across various Local Authorities and also working with Councils under the Delivering Differently for Young People programme.