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News 03 November 2020

Storengy supports the community with Local Living Wage

Making a stand against poverty, Storengy has pledged to pay employees equal to or in excess of the local living wage for the financial year 2020/21.

Storengy Staff

Storengy UK remains committed to making a stand against poverty and has pledged to pay employees equal to or in excess of the local living wage for the financial year 2020/21.

The Cheshire West and Chester Local Living Wage campaign was launched by Cheshire West and Chester Council. The rate of £9.30 per hour is calculated to cover the real cost of living.

It is different from the National Living Wage rate of £8.72 per hour for people aged over 25, which is a mandatory rate set by government and formerly known as the minimum wage.

Michael Gibson, Managing Director at Storengy UK, said: “We are proud to play our part in the initiative to improve life in West Cheshire by boosting the local economy, especially during this current period of uncertainty and recession. By honouring the local living wage across all employees and contractors, we strive to uphold our reputation as a fair and responsible business, and one that is committed to supporting the community.”

Councillor Paul Donovan, Cabinet Member for Democracy, Workforce and Localities, said:

“Poverty in the UK is a growing concern and there are more and more working families in poverty when compared to five or ten years ago, with many working multiple jobs. Despite Cheshire’s affluent image, 16 per cent of the area’s households have an annual income of £15,000 or less, compared to 17 per cent for the number of UK households.

“Our ambition is to make west Cheshire a Local Living Wage borough where all our residents can thrive.”

For more information about the Cheshire West and Chester Local Living Wage visit: www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/llw