Crystallised celebrates Living Wage Commitment

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Crystallised Limited (Crystlsd), has accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Crystlsd, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75 in the UK or £10.20 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £7.50 per hour introduced in April 2017.

The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the real costs of living.

Crystlsd Founder, Laura Rothwell said: “Crystlsd reaches its fifth year of operation in March, and now with a growing, dedicated team, it’s an absolute no-brainer to pay The Living Wage. The team are the reason the business continues to be successful, it’s important for me that people feel valued for the work that they do. We believe very strongly as an organisation that work should fit around your life, and not the other way around, paying The Living Wage is a natural extension of that ethos."

Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross-party political support.

Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We welcome Crystlsd to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer. Responsible businesses across the UK are voluntarily signing up to pay the real Living Wage now. The real Living Wage rate is annually calculated to reflect the real costs of living.”

“We are a movement of over 3,700 UK employers who together want to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on. We have lots of small businesses as well as big household names like; IKEA, Aviva, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more.

These businesses recognise that the Living Wage accreditation is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Crystlsd join us, because they too believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay."