Living Wage Foundation: Recognised Service Provider

April 29, 2014

Churchill is delighted to announce that we are now a Recognised Service Provider working to the parameters as set by the Living Wage Foundation. We are proud to be listed on the Living Wage website and our ongoing commitment is work closely with the Foundation.

Our recognition meets the standards set by Citizens UK and the Centre for Civil Society for good practice. In essence, we fully comply with the UK Living Wage Service Provider Recognition Programme Agreement.

The Living Wage was launched by Citizens UK in 2001. The principle behind the Living Wage is simple and powerful: that work should bring dignity and should enable families to enjoy the essentials of life.

The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK and expressed as an hourly wage rate. There are two different wage rates. These are independently set and updated annually. The rate for London is calculated by the Greater London Authority (“GLA”) and the rate for outside London is calculated by the Centre for Research in Social Policy (“CRSP”).

Our commitment includes:

  • All employees, other than those who are engaged in delivering services under a contract for a specific client, are paid at or above the Living Wage rate
  • We’ll increase the amount of Living Wage paid to such employees by the amount of any increase to the Living Wage within six months of such an announcement
  • A separately costed Living Wage compliant bid will be submitted within all bids unless a client expressly requests that we do not do so

Joel Briggs, Group Managing Director is proud to align Churchill with the Living Wage Foundation: We share the ethos that the Living Wage is a partnership between civil society and business. In the last ten years, the Living Wage campaign has lifted over 45,000 people out of poverty – a remarkable and commendable statistic.

From our perspective, paying the Living Wage is good for business, good for the individual and good for society. The net effect is increased productivity, reduced absenteeism, better recruitment / retention, improved quality of work, and increased ethical awareness.”