Awesome Merchandise sees significant growth and becomes Living Wage employer

Awesome Merchandise workshop; founder and director Luke Hodson (front centre)
Awesome Merchandise workshop; founder and director Luke Hodson (front centre)
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the Living Wage is an independetly-set hourly rate of pay, updated annually.

It is set according to the cost of living in the UK. Unlike the National Minimum Wage, it is a voluntary scheme.

According to the Living Wage Foundation, which accredits the Living Wage scheme, 80% of London-based accredited businesses said the quality of their staff’s work had improved since paying Living Wage. Absenteeism had also fallen by around 25%.

The current rate outside of London is £7.65 per hour, while the London rate is £8.80.

It is updated annually in November as part of Living Wage Week.