Living Wage Accredited
Asgard is proud to announce that we are now accredited as a Living Wage Employer!
The Living Wage commitment means that everyone working at Asgard, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers; will receive a minimum hourly wage of £7.85 – which is significantly higher than the current national minimum wage of £6.50 per hour.
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. Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross party support, with public backing from the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.
“We are delighted to welcome Asgard to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer. The best employers are voluntarily signing up to pay the Living Wage now. The Living Wage is a robust calculation that reflects the real cost of living, rewarding a hard day’s work with a fair day’s pay.” – Living Wage Foundation Director, Rhys Moore