News: The PRCA joins Living Wage Foundation
The PRCA has joined the Living Wage Foundation as it has been accredited as a Living Wage employer.
The PRCA’s Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at its offices at 82 Great Suffolk Street, London, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive a minimum hourly wage of £10.20 in London.
The Living Wage is calculated according to the real costs of living.
Francis Ingham MPRCA, Director General, PRCA, said:
“We are very proud to join the Living Wage Foundation and to practice what we preach. In September, we called on the industry to recognise the Living Wage or London Living Wage as the minimum levels of payment required for interns and employees.
“We know that paying interns is the minimum requirement for improving diversity across the workforce, which is why we recommend that interns in the industry are paid the Living Wage. The good news is that a lot of our members are already paying their interns the Living Wage but we urge the entire industry to do the same.”
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 the PRCA 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 3,800 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 the PRCA join us, because they too believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay."