The Brilliant Club has today accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at the charity receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.50 in the UK or £10.85 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £8.91 per hour.
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 2011, the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 250,000 people and put over £1.3 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
Anne-Marie Canning, CEO, The Brilliant Club said: “We are so pleased to announce our commitment to paying people fairly and providing the real Living Wage for everyone who works for the charity, including our staff and tutors, and in our We know that when families earn a real Living Wage, they are able to support their children in education.”
Laura Gardiner, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that The Brilliant Club has joined the movement of over 7,000 responsible employers across the UK who voluntarily commit to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on.
They join thousands of small businesses, as well as household names such as Burberry, Barclays, Everton Football Club and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like The Brilliant Club, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”