Ultra Support celebrates a commitment to real Living Wage

Ultra Support celebrates a commitment to real Living Wage

February 17, 2023

We’re pleased to announce that Ultra Support has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Ultra Support receive a minimum hourly wage. This is significantly higher than the government minimum for those over 23s, which currently stands at £9.50 per hour.

Ultra Support recently relocated to the South West, a region where almost a fifth of all jobs (18.1%) pay less than the real Living Wage – around 424,000 jobs. Despite this, Ultra Support has committed to paying the real Living Wage and delivering a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work. Click here to see our Accreditations.

The real Living Wage is the only rate calculated according to the cost 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. Since 2011 the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to almost 400,000 people and put over £2 billion extra into the pockets of low-paid workers.

Ultra Support Operations Director Cris Mitchell commented;

“We decided to relocate from Hertfordshire to Wiltshire last year for several reasons. This was partly due to the reduced property costs compared to the wider London region, also we knew that we were going to be able to find local staff with the skills we need.  Since moving into Melksham we have already made several fantastic new recruits. I envisage us doing more throughout this year as our business expands.  Coming across the ‘Living Wage Foundation’s initiative it made great sense for us to get behind it.  We want to make sure we reward our staff for their hard work and attract the very best talent the region has to offer”.

Katherine Chapman, Director of the Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Ultra Support has joined the movement of almost 11,000 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 small businesses, as well as household names such as BurberryBarclays, Everton Football Club and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Ultra Support, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”