Sir John Cass’s Foundation is proud to announce our successful accreditation as a London Living Wage Employer.

The accreditation marks the Foundation’s commitment to guarantee all interns, staff and contractors benefit from the London Living Wage so as to meet the demands of living and working in the Capital.
Please see full press release below.

PRESS RELEASE – JANUARY 2018
SIR JOHN CASS’S FOUNDATION CELEBRATES LIVING WAGE COMMITMENT

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Sir John Cass’s Foundation has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at the Foundation, 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. The Living Wage is calculated according to the real costs of living.

Richard Foley, Chief Executive, Sir John Cass’s Foundation said: “With a 270-year history working to support disadvantaged young people in London the Foundation is honour-bound and proud to commit to ensuring all our staff and contractors benefit from fair rates of pay to meet the rising cost of living in the Capital. We are delighted to have joined a network of over 3700 accredited employers and will encourage our colleagues, partners and friends in the voluntary sector to join us in making their Living Wage commitment.”

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 Sir John Cass’s Foundation 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 3700 UK employers who together want to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on.”

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Notes to Editors – About the Living Wage Foundation

The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The real Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK. Employers choose to pay this wage on a voluntary basis. The real Living Wage enjoys cross-party support.

The UK Living Wage is currently £8.75 per hour. The London Living Wage is currently £10.20 per hour. This figure covers all boroughs in Greater London. These figures are calculated annually by the Resolution Foundation and overseen by the Living Wage Commission, based on the best available evidence on living standards in London and the UK.

The Living Wage Foundation recognises and celebrates the leadership shown by Living Wage employers across the UK. There are currently over 3700 accredited employers. We are an initiative of Citizens UK. We believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. We support responsible employers to voluntarily go further than the government minimum and pay the real Living Wage, to all their staff, so they can earn enough to meet the cost of living.

We receive guidance and advice from the Living Wage Advisory Council. The Foundation is supported by our principal partners: Aviva; IKEA; Joseph Rowntree Foundation; KPMG; Linklaters; Nationwide; Nestle; Resolution Foundation; Oxfam; Trust for London; and Queen Mary University of London.