Future has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at the Youth Zone continues to receive a minimum hourly wage of £10.75.
In London, nearly a fifth of all jobs pay less than the real Living Wage – around 785,000 jobs. Despite this, we have 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.
“Future Youth Zone was accredited as a Living Wage Employer. ‘A hard days work deserves a fair days pay’ is the Real Living Wage slogan and ensuring that employees are able to earn a wage that allows them to live sufficiently is really important. I’m thankful to our board of trustees who have always strongly backed ensuring we pay the London Living Wage to our team members and I’m especially pleased that we have made this commitment to our team during this difficult period of time.” says Gavin Evans, Chief Executive, Future Youth Zone
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Future Youth Zone has joined the movement of over 6000 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, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs, Lush, and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Future Youth Zone, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”