Homes for Haringey signs up to London Living Wage
Published by Brian Church for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Finance
Haringey London Living Wage
Homes for Haringey, the arms length management organisation with 21,000 council homes in the borough, has become a fully accredited London Living Wage employer.
Anyone on Homes for Haringey’s payroll now receives at least £8.80 per hour.
Homes for Haringey joined over 200 employers from across the capital in signing up to the accreditation scheme, which is led by the Living Wage Foundation. The London Living Wage plaque was presented to Homes for Haringey by children from the local Willow Primary School and the Brook Special Primary School, both in Tottenham.
Sophie Stephens, North London lead organiser for Citizens UK, said: “We are delighted to accredit Homes for Haringey as a living wage employer. They are now the largest accredited employer in the borough. The benefits of paying staff the living wage are clear and it’s great to see Homes for Haringey taking the lead in the borough on this important issue.”
The Living Wage Foundation is an initiative of Citizens UK. The London Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently by the Greater London Authority, and updated every year, based on the cost of living in London.
The London Living Wage accreditation is confirmed by a signed licence which is a legally binding document.
Andrew Billany, managing director of Homes for Haringey, said: “We are extremely proud to be part of this initiative, which shows our commitment as an employer and in supporting our local community, ensuring that everybody who is working hard is able to afford a decent standard of living.“
Photo shows Dawn Ferdinand (headteacher, the Willow Primary School), Andrew Billany and children from the Willow Primary School and the Brook Special Primary School.