A special certificate to mark the Institute becoming a Living Wage employer was unveiled today. Phil Pluck, Corporate and Commercial Services Director, Lesley Mitchell, Head of Human Resources and Office Services, and Andrew Taylor, Chair of the Board of Trustees (pictured below) accepted the award on behalf of the RTPI from The Living Wage Foundation.
The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working for the Institute, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers receive a minimum hourly wage of £7.85 - significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.50.
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.
Andrew Taylor, Chair of the RTPI Board of Trustees said:
"I am really pleased that the Institute has received this accreditation. The RTPI has a duty of care as an employer and it is good that our stance has now been recognised by an external body".