Good Energy to pay living wage

UK renewable energy supplier Good Energy will pay the living wage. The firm claims its fixed wage of £8.50 an hour is “significantly higher” than the national minimum rate of […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

UK renewable energy supplier Good Energy will pay the living wage.

The firm claims its fixed wage of £8.50 an hour is “significantly higher” than the national minimum rate of £6.70.

It will apply to everyone working at the company regardless of whether they are permanent or temporary employees.

Good Energy currently employs more than 300 people at its offices in Chippenham.

The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. It is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK. Employers choose to pay it on a voluntary basis.

Chippenham MP Michelle Donelan (pictured centre above) said: “As with most things, Good Energy are leading the field. Their commitment to paying the Living Wage to all their staff and contractors is an example to follow. Their commitment to the environment is clear; this shows their promise to providing significant support for those on lower incomes.”