This Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Unicorn, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff, receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75 in the UK or £10.20 in London. Both 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. It is calculated according to the real costs of living.
Jackie Kennedy, Unicorn Chief Operating Officer, said: "At Unicorn we believe in fairness. We are proud to support the Living Wage Foundation and their campaign that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.
"Paying the Living Wage is an obvious choice for Unicorn, not just because it is the fair and right thing to do, but also we value our employees highly and want to attract and retain the best people."
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 Unicorn Training 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.
"We are a movement of over 3,800 UK employers who 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 the Living Wage accreditation is the mark of a responsible employer."
Come and see Unicorn on Stand P14 at Learning Technologies 2018 at Olympia, London on 31 January – 1 February. Visit www.unicorntraining.com for more information.