We are delighted to announce that Kaleidoscope is now an accredited Living Wage employer.
This means that every member of staff working for the business will earn a real Living Wage – now and in the future. Although all of our current team already earns more than the Living Wage, this commitment underlines our belief that our long-term success will come from operating in the right way as a responsible business and our people are at the very heart of that.
The real Living Wage is higher than the government’s minimum, or National Living Wage, and is an independently calculated hourly rate of pay that is based on the actual cost of living. It is calculated each year and is announced by the Living Wage Foundation as part of Living Wage Week. It is currently £9.90 in the UK, with a higher rate of £11.05 for London, reflecting the higher costs of living in the capital.
Over 9000 organisations, including us, voluntarily choose to pay the real Living Wage. You can find other organisations who pay the Living Wage here: https://www.livingwage.org.uk/living-wage-map