Pellacraft announces Living Wage commitment

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Mansfield based business gifts and promotional merchandise specialists Pellacraft, has been accredited as a Living Wage employer.

Pellacraft team - Living Wage employer

Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Pellacraft, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.45. This rate represents a ‘real’ living wage and is significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £7.50 per hour introduced in April 2017.

The ‘real’ Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the real costs of living.

Commenting on the decision, Pellacraft Director, Sam Pella said, “One of our core company values is that we believe in people before profit and one of our main aims is to promote worker’s rights and social justice. In supporting Living Wage we are further upholding our core company values.”

Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross-party political support.

Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We welcome Pellacraft to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer.

“Responsible businesses across the UK are voluntarily signing up to pay the real Living Wage now. The real Living Wage rate is annually calculated to reflect the real costs of living.”

“We are a movement of over 3000 UK employers who together want to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on. We have lots of small businesses as well as big household names like; IKEA, Aviva, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more.

These businesses recognise that the Living Wage accreditation is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Pellacraft join us, because they too believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay."