Kani Payments has today been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Their Living Wage commitment ensures that with Kani’s growth plan in 2022 and beyond, everyone joining the company will be paid at least £9.90 in the UK, significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £8.91 per hour.
Kani’s HQ is based in the North East of the UK, a region with nearly a fifth of all jobs (19.6%) paying less than the real Living Wage – around 189,000 jobs. Despite this, Kani has 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.
Aaron Holmes, CEO at Kani said ‘’We care about our people and we want to build the company the right way – in our eyes, committing to the real Living Wage is just a small part of what it means to be a great employer. We’re passionate about building skills and creating jobs in the North East and beyond. Our commitment to the Real Living Wage aligns with our strategy of attracting the best people and giving a clear commitment to all future team members about the kind of business they’re joining.’’
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Kani 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 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 Kani, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”
More information about The real Living Wage can be found here