Kubus Celebrates Commitment to Real Living Wage

We are extremely pleased to share that we have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. This means that our commitment to fair wages will see everyone working with us receive a minimum hourly wage of £12 an hour, higher than the government minimum for over 21s, which currently stands at £11.44 per hour. 

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 it began, the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 360,000 people and put £3 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.

“Our employees are the key to our success here at Kubus, and we want them to know that we value their time and their continued commitment to making our business successful. Paying the real Living Wage is one way to ensure they feel appreciated and recognised for the importance of the role they play here.”

Andrew Humphrey, CEO, Kubus.

We are based in the South-West, a region where 11.8% of jobs pay less than the real Living Wage, that’s around 285,000 jobs. We don’t want to be a part of this statistic, as we believe in delivering a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work, hence our commitment to paying the real Living Wage. 

As the cost-of-living crisis continues to rise steeply, it’s important to us to ensure that our employees are able to live comfortably, and that they are paid according to what they need to make ends meet, rather than simply the government minimum. This reduces the costs and pressures they face in their everyday lives, and enables them to live happier, less stressful lives. 

“We’re delighted that Kubus has joined the movement of over 14,000 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.”

Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation.
Written by Ellie Crane, Kubus.
Published on 12th June 2024