Tag Archives : living wage


Council pledges to increase living wage for lowest paid workers

Plymouth City Council is to increase the amount it pays its lowest paid workers as part of its commitment to paying a Living Wage. The Council introduced the principle of paying the Foundation Living Wage to address low pay in 2014 by adding a non-contractual market supplement that ensured the lowest paid received £8.25 an […]


CATERed celebrates living wage commitment

CATERed Plymouth’s school meals provider has just been accredited as a Living Wage employer. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at CATERed, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors, receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.25. This is significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.70 and the new minimum […]


New contracts awarded to improve home care in Plymouth

New contracts have been awarded to improve care for people in Plymouth who require care at home. Plymouth City Council is working together with NHS Northern, Eastern, Western (NEW) Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to drive up standards in domiciliary care. Under the new contracts, which incorporate home care, rapid response, dementia support and integration […]


Plymouth City Council response to Budget announcement on Minimum Wage

Plymouth’s commitment to be a Living Wage city means we are one step ahead of the Government, following the announcement today on the minimum wage increase. Following the Chancellor’s Budget statement today which included a 20p rise in the Minimum Wage, Plymouth City Council wants to remind people that it has already committed to pay […]


Introduction of Living Wage for all support staff at Plymouth schools

Plymouth City Council is asking academies and non-maintained schools to follow its example by ensuring all employees are paid a living wage. The Council has committed that all staff in Council maintained schools will be paid a minimum hourly rate that ensures they have enough to meet the basic cost of living. The commitment to […]