Scattergoods Agency are a Living Wage Accredited Employer.
Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at or for Scattergoods Agency receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.50 in the UK or £10.85 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the government minimum hourly rate for over 23s, which currently stands at £8.91 per hour.
Scattergoods Agency is based in the South East of England, a region where 15% of all jobs pay less than the real Living Wage – around 572,000 jobs. Scattergoods Agency has committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.
The real Living Wage is the only rate calculated according to the costs of living. It provides a voluntary benchmark for employers that wish to ensure their staff earn a wage they can live on, not just the government minimum. Since 2011 the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 250,000 people and put over £1.3 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
Andrew Vicos, Managing Director said, “Scattergoods has chosen to accredit to the real Living Wage in order to support all workers in the Catering and Hospitality sector.
By increasing all our wages for the second time in 4 months we anticipate that employees and temporary workers can recover lost wages, and earn a secure and fair living wage in the future. As a profession that has been one of the hardest hit by the Covid 19 Pandemic it is vital that we as a sector support those so badly affected by events outside their control.”
Laura Gardiner, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Scattergoods Agency 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 Scattergoods Agency believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”