Carrick Management has today accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Carrick Management receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.30 in the UK or £10.75 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25s, which currently stands at £8.72 per hour.
Carrick Management is based in Scotland, a region where nearly a fifth of all jobs (17%) pay less than the real Living Wage – around 380,000 jobs. Despite this, Carrick Management 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 230,000 people and put over £1 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
Nicola Brown, Development Director, Carrick Management said: “We have always paid our staff the real Living Wage. Becoming an accredited real Living Wage employer, we hope to encourage other businesses do the same, allowing those in work to become more included in society, better provide for their families and feel valued by their employers.”
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Carrick Management has joined the movement of over 6000 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, DC Thomson, Lush, V&A Dundee and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Carrick Management, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”