Security and Investigations organisation The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has become an accredited living wage employer by The Living Wage Foundation.
The organisation will adjust the pay for its 53 employees to £9.30 per hour to bring it in line with the Living Wage Foundation pay guidelines, effective immediately.
This accreditation will see all current and future employees at NSI receive this pay increase, regardless of their age or experience. This minimum hourly pay is 58p per hour more than the government’s minimum wage for those aged over 25, which currently stands at £8.72 per hour.
The Living Wage Foundation is calling on all businesses across the UK to voluntarily pay employees a minimum of £9.30 an hour, and £10.75 in London, exceeding the minimum legal requirement.
Richard Jenkins, chief executive at NSI, said: “At the NSI-sponsored UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) Thought Leadership Summit held earlier this year, a representative from the Living Wage Foundation delivered a thought-provoking and compelling case for employers in the sector to understand the value to both employees and employers of gaining accreditation as a Living Wage Employer.
“NSI is committed to playing its part in increasing the sector’s broader understanding of the benefits this initiative delivers by being an accredited real Living Wage Employer. Many NSI approved companies are already accredited by the Living Wage Foundation, ensuring all their staff including key workers in the security sector benefit. We would urge all employers to consider stepping up to the Living Wage Foundation’s philosophy.”