3 November 2015 | Jamie Harris
Premier Workplace Services has become the first relocation company to commit to paying its staff the Living Wage, as the number of accredited employers reaches 2,000.
The company has already been paying the Living Wage on its contracts with KPMG, Parliamentary Estates Directorate and the Metropolitan Police Service.
It has followed other service providers, including Cofely GDF Suez, Emprise Service, Incentive FM, ISS Facility Services, OCS Group and Pareto FM in becoming a recognized Living Wage service provider.
Jerry Marks, managing director, Premier Workplace Services, said: "We are delighted to become the first major relocation company to sign up to the Living Wage. We are committed to recognising the role all our staff play in the success of our business and wish to encourage our clients of this value also.
"We hope that by joining the Living Wage movement as a service provider, we can not only improve the lives of our staff but also promote the importance of the Living Wage to those clients that aren't currently signed up to the scheme."
On Monday, the Living Wage Foundation announced its new rates, calculated independently and based on the cost of living.
Accredited Living Wage employers will now pay staff at least £8.25 an hour, and £9.40 an hour in London.