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A fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work

Posted on 30 September 2020

Cross Keys Homes accredited as a Living Wage Employer

Cross Key’s Homes (CKH) has committed to pay its staff the real living wage of at least £9.30 per hour, significantly higher than the government minimum of £8.72 per hour for over 25s.

“A fifth of all jobs in Peterborough pay less than the Living Wage,” explained CKH Chief Executive Claire Higgins. “The Living Wage is the only rate calculated according to the costs of living, providing a voluntary benchmark for employers wishing to ensure their employees earn a wage they can live on, not just the government minimum.

“We feel that it is only right our people receive the Living Wage. They must be able to live well; we know this pays off and leads to high levels of customer satisfaction and great returns for the business.”

The Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 230,000 people since 2011, putting more than £1 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.