Amateur FA is based in London, a region where nearly a fifth of all jobs (17.2%) pay less than the real Living Wage - around 700,000 jobs. Despite this, Amateur FA has committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.
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 2011 the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to almost 400,000 people and put over £2 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
Jason Kilby, CEO of the Amateur FA said: "We believe it’s really important that everyone, and especially our team, are paid a Living Wage. We are delighted to be able to demonstrate that we are a Living Wage accredited employer, and to be able to provide our employees with the knowledge they have our support, particularly as the cost of living increases. We would urge everyone to find a way to pay a Living Wage and to spread the word that it is important to do so."
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Amateur FA has joined the movement of almost 11,000 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.
“They join thousands of small businesses, as well as household names such as Burberry, Barclays, Everton Football Club and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Amateur FA, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay."
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