Youth Futures Foundation celebrates commitment to real living wage

Mar 10, 2023

Youth Futures Foundation has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer this month.

Youth Futures’ Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at the organisation receive a minimum hourly wage of £10.90 in the UK or £11.95 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £9.50 per hour.

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. Since 2011 the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to nearly 400,000 people and put over £2 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.

Lisa Metcalf, Head of People at Youth Futures Foundation, comments:

“We are so pleased to announce that Youth Futures has received Living Wage Employer accreditation. As advocates of fair access to good quality jobs, this movement is something that aligns well with our values as an organisation. We’re happy to be part of the commitment, and encourage organisations across the UK to pledge a real Living Wage for their colleagues, especially during the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.”

Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said:

“We’re delighted that Youth Futures 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 Burberry, Barclays, 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 Youth Futures, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”


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