Darwin Gray becomes first Welsh Law firm to achieve Living Wage Accreditation
Darwin Gray is the first Welsh law firm to be accredited as a Living Wage employer by The Living Wage Foundation.
Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Darwin Gray, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.45. Significantly higher rates than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £7.50 per hour introduced in April 2017.
The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the real costs of living.
Fflur Jones, Partner and Head of Employment and HR at Darwin Gray, said, “We are delighted to have received our Living Wage accreditation to recognise Darwin Gray’s commitment to our employees, and very proud to be the first Welsh law firm to do so”
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We welcome Darwin Gray to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer. Responsible businesses across the UK are voluntarily signing up to pay the real Living Wage now. The real Living Wage rate is annually calculated to reflect the real costs of living. We are a movement of over 3000 UK employers who together want to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on. We have lots of small businesses as well as big household names like; IKEA, Aviva, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more.”