Prima Software has today been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Prima receive a minimum hourly wage of £10.90, higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £10.42 per hour.
Prima Software is based in the North West, where 12.5% of all jobs pay less than the real Living Wage – around 367,000 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. Since 2011 the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 450,000 people and put over £2 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
Ian Buckley, Managing Director, said:
Prima’s prize assets are the people that work here, and in difficult times, we have a duty to prioritise the wellbeing and living standards of the people that give their all to the company each day. Like many other businesses in recent times, we have had to carefully uplift our prices, manage our rising costs and deliver increased productivity in order to navigate tough economic conditions but having a happy, motivated team, who are fairly renumerated for their efforts, has really helped the company continue to grow over the past few years and we are all committed to continuing this upwards trajectory.
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Prima Software has joined the movement of over 12,000 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 Prima Software, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”