The Clean Space has always provided a better future for its employees and the community it serves. In line with this commitment, The Clean Space has been actively supporting the Living Wage Foundation and its initiatives since 2015. As the new living wage rates are announced, it’s a great time to reflect on the positive impact The Clean Space has made on the lives of its employees and the broader community over the last 12 months.
What is the Living Wage?
The Living Wage, as defined by the Living Wage Foundation, is the hourly rate calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK. It is intended to ensure that workers can afford a decent standard of living. The Living Wage is updated annually to account for changes in living costs and economic conditions. Everyone benefits from the Living Wage, employees receive greater security and stability and 94% of employers report business benefits.
The New Living Wage Rates
The Living Wage Foundation recently announced its new living wage rates for the year. These rates reflect the increasing cost of living crisis in the UK. For London, the new living wage rate is £13.15 per hour, and for the rest of the UK, it is £12 per hour. These rates are not only vital for the well-being of workers but also contribute to reducing income inequality and promoting social and economic justice.
The Clean Space’s Commitment
The Clean Space has long been a pioneer in ensuring fair pay and working conditions for its employees. Over the past year, The Clean Space has continued its strong commitment to the Living Wage Foundation and its goals. The company’s efforts have resulted in substantial positive changes.
- 272 New Clients Paying the Living Wage Rate: The Clean Space has added 272 new clients who are committed to paying their cleaners the living wage rate. This demonstrates the company’s dedication to raising the standard of living for its employees and promoting fair wages in the cleaning industry.
- Recruitment of 198 New Employees at the Living Wage Rate: The Clean Space has recruited 198 new employees who are paid at the living wage rate. This not only helps the company attract and retain high-quality staff but also ensures that these employees can afford a decent standard of living in the communities they serve.
The Impact on Employees and the Community
The commitment to the Living Wage Foundation’s principles has had a profound impact on The Clean Space’s employees. Workers no longer must struggle to make ends meet, and their increased income has improved their overall quality of life. This is evident from our latest staff satisfaction survey where The Clean Space’s NPS score was an amazing 69. As employees experience greater financial security, they can better support their families and engage in their local communities. This, in turn, contributes to stronger and more vibrant neighborhoods.
Moreover, by paying its employees a fair wage, The Clean Space is setting a positive example for the broader cleaning industry. The company’s dedication to the living wage rate is helping to raise the standard of living not only for its employees but for cleaning workers across the UK.
The Clean Space’s continued commitment to the Living Wage Foundation’s principles and the new living wage rates demonstrates its dedication to creating a fair and equitable future for all. By adding 272 new clients who pay the living wage rate and recruiting 198 new employees at the same rate, The Clean Space is leading by example and creating something special within the cleaning industry. As the new living wage rates take effect, The Clean Space continues to make a significant impact on its employees and the communities it serves, setting a positive precedent for businesses across the UK.