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Faucet Inn makes Living Wage pledge

By Adam Pescod , 29-Nov-2012
Last updated on 29-Nov-2012 at 18:21 GMT2012-11-29T18:21:45Z

Faucet Inn, the London-based pub operator, has pledged its commitment to becoming a Living Wage employer, claiming it is the first pub company in the UK to do so.

The Living Wage affords employees the opportunity to provide for themselves and their families and takes into account the area-specific cost of living, as well as the basic expenses involved in supporting a family.

The Living Wage is now set at £8.55 an hour in London and £7.45 an hour in the rest of the UK, compared to the national minimum wage of £6.19 for those aged over 21.

Steve Cox, managing director of Faucet Inn said: “This is a very worthy initiative and Faucet Inn and I are proud to be involved.  I am sure it will assist the company in recruiting and retaining only the best of employees which, in turn, will deliver only the highest of standards of service and product required by our customers.
 
“Our commitment to this is 100 per cent and we are currently in consultation with our employees.”

Research from accountancy firm KPMG published last month showed that 90% of bar staff are currently being paid below the Living Wage rate.