Living Wage Employer Accreditation

Ostara are delighted to announce that we now an accredited Living Wage Employer! This means that every member of staff working for Ostara will earn a real Living Wage.

The real Living Wage is higher than the government’s minimum, or National Living Wage, and is an independently calculated hourly rate of pay that is based on the actual cost of living. It is calculated each year and is announced by the Living Wage Foundation as part of Living Wage Week. It is currently £9.30 in the UK, with a higher rate of £10.75 for London, reflecting the higher costs of living in the capital.

Nearly 6000 organisations, including Ostara, voluntarily choose to pay the real Living Wage because we believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. You can find other organisations who pay the Living Wage here: https://www.livingwage.org.uk/living-wage-map

This commitment applies to not only directly employed staff but also to our third party contracted staff. Ostara have ensured that all third party contracted staff are paid the real Living Wage.

The Living Wage movement has benefited hundreds of thousands of families by enabling them to earn a wage they can live on. You can hear some of their stories here.

You can find out more about the Living Wage by visiting www.livingwage.org.uk.