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Apetito continues to lead way as a living wage employer

25th Nov 2021 - 08:46
Meals provider Apetito, which employs over 1,800 UK workers, has confirmed it will adopt the new recommended living wage from January well ahead of the required date in May 2022.

In 2016 Apetito committed to ensure that all its staff were earning the recommended living wage. According to Lee Sheppard, director of corporate affairs and policy at Apetito, supporting the living wage was the ‘right thing to do’.

He said: “We fully support the Living Wage Foundation and its principles as we don’t believe the government’s national rates go far enough. Low pay is a scourge on society, and we have seen the associated challenges become very real for many in recent months. Paying a fair wage not only improves our employees’ quality of life but also benefits our business, and society as a whole.

“When our annual staff profit-share scheme is also factored in, it means that we are effectively paying ‘over and above’ the living wage. We value our staff across every role in the business and I truly believe that the accreditation shows how we are making a real difference and creating a workplace that we can all be proud of.”

Written by
Edward Waddell