hampers.com has been officially accredited as a Living Wage Employer
This Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at hampers.com, whether on a temporary or permanent contract, receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.90, significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £9.50 per hour.
hampers.com is based in the East of England, a region where over 12% of all jobs pay less than the real Living Wage - around 533,000 jobs. Despite this, hampers.com has committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.
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 300,000 people and put over £1.6 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
Hannah Lia, Operations Director, hampers.com said “This has been something we’ve felt strongly about for some time now; we already pay all of our permanent staff considerably more than the Real Living Wage. Having the official accreditation means that we are now externally accountable for continuing this commitment to our team. It’s important to us that we extend this pledge to our temporary staff too, who are so important to our success at the busiest times of the year.”
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that hampers.com has joined the movement of almost 9,000 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 hampers.com, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay."
Purpose Before Profit
This commitment to our team is one of many ways we at hampers.com are working on making sure our business is a force for good, not just for profit.
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