Ebico received an accreditation for being a Living Wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation.
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.
Phil Levermore, Managing Director of Ebico said, “We are delighted to join the Living Wage movement. As a not-for-profit energy provider dedicated to fighting fuel poverty, we deal on a daily basis with low income families. We, therefore, want to make sure that our own employees do not become victims of this pernicious problem. We do so by providing them with the Living Wage as a minimum”.