LIVERPOOL, UK, 3 FEBRUARY, 2022 — This Is Anfield has today accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at This Is Anfield receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.90, significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £8.91 per hour.
This Is Anfield is based in the North West, a region with nearly a fifth of all jobs (18.4%) paying less than the real Living Wage – around 534,000 jobs. Despite this, This Is Anfield 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 300,000 people and put over £1.6 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
“Although we have always paid our much-valued employees well above the Living Wage, we feel now more than ever, it’s important to be part of and promote the Living Wage Foundation’s campaign,” a statement from This Is Anfield’s operational company, Soccer Publishing Limited, reads.
“As well as continuing to pay our employees fairly and above the Living Wage, we hope to influence our partners in content production, advertising and technology, as well as any readers with their own businesses, to become accredited Living Wage Employers too.”
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that This Is Anfield has joined the movement of almost 9,000 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 This Is Anfield, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”
To learn more about the Living Wage Foundation, go to livingwage.org.uk