Redrow celebrates becoming a Living Wage Employer

26th February 2021

We have today become accredited as a Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage commitment will ensure every employee at Redrow will receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.50 in the UK, or £10.85 in London. Higher than the government minimum for over 25s, which stands at £8.72 per hour. The scheme also extends to our suppliers and subcontractors.

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 250,000 people and put over £1.3 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.

Karen Jones, our HR Director, commented: “Valuing people is at the heart of what we do here at Redrow. It’s vital that each and every employee feels valued and is recognised for their hard work and now, more than ever, it’s important that businesses strengthen the support they provide employees.

“We are extremely proud to now be accredited as a Living Wage Employer and look forward to building further on the initiatives we have in place to create a supportive environment for workers.”

Laura Gardiner, Director of the Living Wage Foundation, commented: “We’re delighted that Redrow has joined the movement of 7,000 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, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Redrow, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay."

Alongside ensuring a fair wage, we’re continuing to prioritise training and development in order to give individuals the skills and opportunities to realise their potential and fulfil their aspirations. At any one time, at least 15% of its workforce are trainees and are enrolled on a structured training programme, such as an apprenticeship or graduate scheme. Last year, we saw an additional 160 trainees recruited to roles across the company in trade, administration, technical and commercial roles.

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