Wyboston Lakes Resort commits to Real Living Wage

April 14, 2022

Wyboston Lakes Resort is now accredited as a Real Living Wage Employer.

The Resort’s Living Wage commitment will confirm that everyone working there receives a minimum hourly wage of £9.90 in the UK, significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £9.50 per hour.

Wyboston Lakes Resort is one of only 11 employers in its local area and also one of fewer than 450 employers in the hospitality industry nationwide which has made this commitment. It is in the East of England where more than 15 per cent of jobs – around 392,000 jobs – pay less than the real Living Wage.

The Real Living Wage is the only rate calculated according to the costs of living. It provides a voluntary benchmark for employers that wish to ensure their staff earn a wage they can live on, not just the government minimum. Since 2011 the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 300,000 people and put over £1.6 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.

Katherine White, Director of People at Wyboston Lakes Resort, explained: “As it is already our policy to pay everyone at least the Real Living Wage, we decided that accreditation would provide valuable independent recognition of this commitment. It tells current and potential team members that we pay fairly and equitably for the job that people are asked to do and will help us to build a strong workforce.”

Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation, said: “We’re delighted that Wyboston Lakes Resort has joined almost 9,000 responsible employers across the UK who voluntarily commit to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on.

“They join thousands of small businesses, as well as household names such as Burberry, Barclays, Everton Football Club and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”