Central Hall reports positive response to London Living Wage scheme

Central Hall Westminster in London has reported a reduction in staff turnover and higher service levels six months on from joining the London Living Wage scheme.
 
While the venue has been committed to the scheme since 2013, it entered into talks with service partners in May to ensure everyone working at the venue, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers, receives the London Living Wage.
 
This has now been set at £9.15 an hour, as announced by Mayor of London Boris Johnson.
 
“We are proud to be an accredited Living Wage employer,” says Paul Southern MD at Central Hall Westminster. “This is an important issue so we have spent time talking to our internal and external service partners to ensure they are all able to offer the same level of commitment. This is now a stipulation for all our service agreements at Central Hall and we hope that the living wage becomes the accepted standard.
 
“Following the agreement with our service partners they have reported a reduction in staff turnover, which in turn has meant that the work of the staff improves with consistency,” Southern adds.
 
Living Wage Week 2014 runs from 2 to 8 November and is a UK-wide celebration of the Living Wage, aiming to raise awareness of the cause.
 
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