BDCA is delighted that we have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Bonny Downs receive a minimum hourly wage of £11.95, significantly higher than the government minimum for over-23s, which currently stands at £10.42 per hour.
BDCA has committed to pay the real Living Wage, especially now when the cost-of-living crisis has many struggling with their finances. 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 450,000 people and put over £2 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
Sarah Laing, Managing Director for BDCA, said, “At BDCA we are proud to pay our staff the London Living Wage. We value our staff and believe they deserve a wage which helps to meet everyday needs. We are committed to paying the London Living Wage, it’s the morally right thing to do and is a long-term investment in both our staff and organisation.”
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that BDCA has joined the movement of over 12,000 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 BDCA, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”