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UBBERGLOVES CELEBRATES LIVING WAGE COMMITMENT

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Ubbergloves, has today accredited as a Living Wage employer.
The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Ubbergloves, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.25 - significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.70 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.
“We decided we wanted to be a Living Wage accredited employer to showcase our gratitude to our employees. We felt it was fundamental to our business values that our employees are paid a fair salary for the hard work they do!” said Ubbergloves founder, Brandon Watson.
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, Katherine Chapman said: “We are delighted to welcome Ubbergloves 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 over 2,600 leading employers, including Ubbergloves, 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."