Transforming Communities Together Our work Our Blog Places of Support Map Our Governance Get in touch TCT CELEBRATES LIVING WAGE COMMITMENT We were very excited to hear this week that The Living Wage Foundation has accredited us as a Living Wage employer. Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Transforming Communities Together (TCT), regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.45 in the UK or £9.75 in London. Both of these rates are 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. TCT’s Chair Rev Dr David Primrose said TCT’s aim is to help communities thrive and flourish, by working together to tackle poverty and inequality and build community. Ensuring that we always pay a living wage, is just one way that we can support and invest in communities. 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 Transforming Communities Together 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 Transforming Communities Together join us, because they too believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay."