Celebrating Living Wage Accreditation
We are delighted to announce that Birmingham Methodist Circuit is now an accredited Living Wage Employer!
We are delighted to announce that Birmingham Methodist Circuit is now an accredited Living Wage Employer! This affirms the fact that every member of staff working for Birmingham Methodist Circuit and its constituent churches earns at least a real Living Wage.
The real Living Wage is higher than the government’s minimum, or National Living Wage, and is an independently calculated hourly rate of pay that is based on the actual cost of living. It is calculated each year and is announced by the Living Wage Foundation as part of Living Wage Week. It is currently £8.75 in the UK outside London.
Over 4,000 organisations, including Birmingham Methodist Circuit, voluntarily choose to pay the real Living Wage because we believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. You can find other organisations who pay the Living Wage here: https://www.livingwage.org.uk/living-wage-map
This commitment applies not only to directly employed staff but also to our third party contracted staff. The Circuit needs to continue to ensure that that all our staff, including third party contracted staff, such as some of our cleaners, are paid the real Living Wage.
We are really proud of this commitment and would love you to share the good news with everyone involved with the Circuit.
You can find out more about the Living Wage by visiting www.livingwage.org.uk.