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Paying a Living Wage

By Tom Marshall, 21 Nov 2017

We’re pleased to announce that Outlandish has been recognised as a Living Wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation – especially as it happens to be Living Wage Week right now.

London mayor Sadiq Khan kicked things off on Monday by announcing that the London version of the Living Wage would break the £10 barrier for the first time, rising from £9.75 to £10.20 hour.

That’s good to hear – and it’s nice to know that the lowest rate at Outlandish goes beyond this at £16.67 an hour (or £125 a day).

We also go a little further in the pursuit of fairness by operating a 3:1 pay ratio and having total pay transparency.

The most senior, experienced and highly skilled members of our cooperative cannot earn any more than three times the most junior freelancer, whether they’re a developer, cleaner or designer, while everyone can see that the similarly skilled are similarly paid.

Outlander Ellie Harries, who sorted the accreditation (thanks Ellie!), said: “I think the Living Wage campaign is a really great initiative and it’s a no-brainer that companies should be paying enough for people to live on.

The living wage is something Outlandish pays because we want to practice what we preach and live in a more equal city. 

“It’s great to lend support to the Living Wage Foundation which does such a good job campaigning and raising awareness on this issue.”