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Enfield Council gets London Living Wage accreditation

Published Monday, 28 October 2013

Enfield Council has been accredited as a London Living Wage Employer for ensuring all its employees are paid at least £8.55 per hour, £16,049 per year for a full time employee.

The accreditation is from the Living Wage Foundation, an organisation which campaigns for basic wages in London.

Enfield Council has paid the London Living Wage since February 2012.

Cllr Andrew Stafford, Cabinet Member for Finance and Property said “Paying the London Living Wage is morally right and makes good economic sense because employees know they are earning a fair rate of pay for the work they do, and research shows it increases productivity and reduces absenteeism.

“The London Living Wage is also a valuable weapon in the fight against poverty, especially at a time when household budgets are squeezed and utility bills are rising and it is important the council practices what it preaches by leading the way in treating its staff with dignity, respect and consideration.

“Enfield Council is the largest employer in the borough, and as such we would like to encourage the private sector to also pay the London Living Wage as opposed to the national minimum wage as living in London is more expensive than anywhere else.”

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