bptw is proud to announce that we have recently become a fully accredited London Living Wage Employer by the Living Wage Foundation. The foundation is a charity set up to provide an ethical badge for responsible pay, and provides suggested hourly rates calculated from the real cost of living, with one rate for outside London and another for inside to include a London weighting. Factors taken into account include the real cost of food, fuel, childcare and more, with the London rate calculated by economists at the GLA.
As of 1st January 2016, the commitment to paying all students at least the UK Living Wage, or the London Living Wage where applicable, is a requirement for any RIBA Chartered Practice. This comes as part of RIBA’s ongoing commitment to driving out inequality from the construction industry, something which bptw partnership fully supports. bptw are committed to ensure that all practice staff, whether architectural, support, or maintenance, receive at minimum this proposed rate of pay.
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