Burberry supports staff with cost-of-living pay increase
Burberry has brought forward implementation of the new UK real Living Wage pay rates by more than six months as it looks to support staff through the cost-of-living crisis this winter.
A UK real Living Wage employer since 2016, the luxury brand said it has introduced the increased rates from 1 October 2022 instead of 14 May 2023, which is the Living Wage Foundation’s deadline for accredited employers.
Jonathan Akeroyd, chief executive of Burberry, said: “At Burberry, our priority is our people. We’re proud to implement the UK real Living Wage early and hope that this, coupled with the policies and wellbeing programmes we already have in place, will help to alleviate some of the challenges our colleagues are facing.”
Katherine Chapman, director of the Living Wage Foundation, added: “Burberry is a long-time supporter and champion of the real Living Wage movement and today’s announcement will make a massive difference. Burberry is one of 11,000 Living Wage employers across the UK who are committed to always doing right by their employees by paying a wage based on the real cost of living.”
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