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34SP.com – a Living Wage employer

As we start 2018, we’re proud to confirm we are now a Living Wage employer. The Living Wage Foundation has certified that 34SP.com ensures all of its employees (extending even to ancillary workers such as office cleaners) are paid a wage that comfortably exceeds the minimum wage.

What is the Living Wage?

The LWF Foundation explain this as follows:

In April 2016 the government introduced a higher minimum wage rate for all staff over 25 years of age inspired by the Living Wage campaign – even calling it the ‘national living wage’. However, the government’s ‘national living wage’ is not calculated according to what employees and their families need to live.

Instead, it is based on a target to reach 60% of median earnings by 2020. Under current forecasts this means a rise to less than £9 per hour by 2020. For under 25s, the minimum wage rates also take into account affordability for employers. The real Living Wage rates are higher because they are independently-calculated based on what people need to get by.

The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate that is voluntarily paid by over 3,600 UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work. Our employers pay the real Living Wage which is higher than the government minimum – they also make sure all their employees in London receive the London Living Wage.

 

34SP.com commitment to being a fair employer

Paying a fair wage is part of our core commitment to our team at 34SP.com – who we believe are our most important asset. Moreover we don’t outsource any of our core work; our entire support, development and systems departments are based in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. As well as hiring entirely within the UK, and training our team completely in house, we also work with UK government approved apprenticeship agencies to help young people get a foot on the competitive tech ladder.

We believe it’s important to invest in people and give back wherever we can; when you purchase hosting or domain services from us, you can rest assured your money is being used ethically and responsibly to support local communities.