Europe’s largest independent technology solutions business, SCC, has strengthened its employer credentials by committing to pay its people the Real Living Wage.
SCC’s 2,000 UK-based employees will earn at least £9.90 per hour – or £11.05 if based in in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the Government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £8.91 per hour.
SCC is one of Britain’s largest IT firms, providing a range of solutions across distributed cloud services, networks and communications, workplace productivity, managed services, security, professional services and innovation to public and private sector customers from 10 locations in the UK.
The company’s commitment will see its staff at the lower end of the pay scale earn at least £19,305 a year at 37.5 hours per week.
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 Real 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.
James Rigby, SCC UK CEO, said: “We are thrilled to have joined some of the UK’s biggest and best businesses in becoming a Real Living Wage employer, ensuring all our employees are paid fairly for the brilliant work they do. We hope this voluntary investment in our people influences peers from our industry and others, including our network of partners and suppliers, to make the same commitment, which we believe is critical to being a responsible business and a great employer.”