St Ermin’s Hotel becomes Living Wage Employer

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St Ermin’s Hotel becomes Living Wage Employer

Douglas McHugh

UK: St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer, paying employees a minimum hourly wage of £11.05 for London.

The real Living Wage is calculated according to what people need to make ends meet. It provides a voluntary benchmark for employers to ensure their staff earn a wage that meets the costs and pressures of everyday life.

Figures are calculated by the Resolution Foundation and overseen by the Living Wage Commission. Currently, the UK Living Wage is £9.90 per hour with a separate figure for London at £11.05.

As part of its accreditation, St Ermin’s Hotel, an Autograph Collection property, has also required all its partner agencies to align with the London Living Wage.

General manager, Douglas McHugh, said: “We’re truly delighted to be able to make this commitment, much delayed due to the pandemic and welcomed by all staff at the hotel. It recognises our philosophy as an employer and a business and underlines the importance of many of the traditionally low paid jobs in our industry.” 

Katherine Chapman, director of the Living Wage Foundation, said: “We’re delighted that St Ermin’s Hotel has joined the movement of almost 9,000 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 businesses which recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer, believing that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”

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