Uttlesford District Council becomes living wage employer

Uttlesford District Council today became an accredited living wage employer.

Uttlesford District Council today became an accredited living wage employer. - Credit: Archant

From today, all staff employed by the district council will be paid the Living Wage.

Uttlesford District Council was today (Thursday) accredited as a Living Wage Employer, meaning that all council staff will receive at least a minimum hourly wage of £7.85.

The living wage is significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.50.

Cllr Howard Rolfe, council leader, said: “We are proud to now be an accredited Living Wage employer and we are happy to have worked with UNISON on this important issue.

“The council is committed to being a good employer. Through leading by example, we hope that more Uttlesford employers will follow suit and adopt the Living Wage, which brings benefits to both our staff and the district as a whole.”