Phil Anderson Financial Services receives living wage accreditation

Phil Anderson Financial Services has received living wage accreditation for committing to pay all staff the national living wage.

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The Aberdeen-based financial services firm has increased the amount it pays some workers to coincide with the living wage, ensuring all employees are now paid above this level.

This means it will voluntarily pay all staff the living wage of £7.85 an hour, which is the current rate for the UK, and significantly higher than the current national minimum wage of £6.50 an hour.

Phil Anderson Financial Services is one of a number of smaller organisations beginning to pledge support to the foundation after a number of larger businesses, including The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), became accredited living wage employers back in 2014.

Phil Anderson (pictured), managing director of Phil Anderson Financial Services, said: “I am delighted to be able to make this commitment to my staff by signing up to the living wage accreditation. 

“Staff morale in the business is extremely important and I genuinely believe our low staff turnover and high productivity is because of our commitment to our staff. We have a great team and I’m glad we can support the staff in this way.”

Rhys Moore, director of the Living Wage Foundation, added: “We are delighted to welcome Phil Anderson Financial Services to the living wage movement as an accredited employer.

 “We have accredited over 1,200 leading employers, including Phil Anderson Financial Services, ranging from independent printers, bookshops and breweries, to well-known [organisations] such as Nationwide Building Society, Aviva and SSE.

“These businesses recognise that clinging to the national minimum wage is not good for business. Customers expect better than that. ”