Living Wages are good for business, says Good Energy

MP Michelle Donelan (left) presents the Living Wage certificate to happy Good Energy workers Katie Jones, Katie Turner, Michael Cox and Jamie White.
MP Michelle Donelan (left) presents the Living Wage certificate to happy Good Energy workers Katie Jones, Katie Turner, Michael Cox and Jamie White.

Renewable energy company Good Energy has become the latest organisation to be accredited as a Living Wage employer.

The firm supplies 100% renewable electricity to homes and businesses across the UK, and employs more than 300 people at its offices in Wiltshire, where local MP Michelle Donelan presented the official certificate.

Fixed at £8.25 an hour, the living wage is significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.70 and applies regardless of whether staff are permanent or temporary employees.

Francoise Woodward, head of personnel services at Good Energy, said: “If you treat your workforce well is good for business because more and more people look at how a business treats its employees before deciding if they want to be a customer.”

 

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