Evotech confirms its commitment to the real Living Wage

4 Dec 2020

Evotech has become accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Whilst the company has always paid its employees above the Living Wage, its Living Wage commitment will ensure that third party employees are also paid at, or above, these rates.

The Living Wage is a minimum hourly wage of £9.50 in the UK and £10.85 in London, with both rates significantly higher than the Government’s National Living Wage, which is currently £8.72 an hour for anyone over the age of 25.

John Lumb, Business Development Director at Evotech said, “We greatly value our people. They are key to Evotech’s success and help us deliver high quality, electrical and mechanical building maintenance services across the country. Whilst we have always paid our employees more than the Living Wage, becoming an accredited employer confirms our commitment. By taking care of our employees, we find they take care of us."

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 and not just the government minimum. Since 2011 the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 230,000 people and put over £1 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.

Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said, “We’re delighted that Evotech has joined the movement of nearly 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. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Evotech, believe that employees deserve a fair day’s pay.”