As a social enterprise energy provider dedicated to fighting fuel poverty, we see, on a daily basis, the impact of low incomes on families. That’s why we fully support the Living Wage Foundation and their campaign to encourage all companies to adopt the Living Wage. So we’re delighted to have been accredited, by the Foundation, as a Living Wage employer.
The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Ebico, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.25 – significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.70.
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public; it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet.