Bryt Insight May 2021
Here at Bryt Energy, we're proud to announce that we have now received our accreditation as a Living Wage Employer.
This means that we've joined over 7,000 other UK businesses in committing to pay every employee at least the current Living Wage. This is one of several employee benefits that we provide as part of our commitment to being a responsible and ethical business, the framework for which is outlined in our Bryt by Nature sustainability report.
What is the Living Wage?
The Living Wage is an independently calculated hourly rate of pay published by the Living Wage Foundation that aims to cover a realistic cost of living. This is higher than the government’s minimum, National Living Wage. It is currently £9.50 in the UK, with a higher rate of £10.85 for London, reflecting the higher costs of living in the capital.
The West Midlands has one of the highest proportions of non-Living Wage jobs in the country (21%), with around 442,000 jobs paying less than the real Living Wage. Our voluntary commitment means each of our employees will be paid a minimum of the Living Wage’s calculated rate.
Laura Gardiner, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Bryt Energy has joined the movement of over 7,000 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, Everton Football Club and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Bryt Energy, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay."
Our Director of Customer Service & Operations, Heidi Wilbor, said: “The Living Wage is a great initiative, so I’m delighted to say this has been implemented and all employees are now being paid at least the Living Wage. Being Passionate by Nature, we're also committed to ensuring all our third party contracted staff are paid the real Living Wage too, by the end of 2021."