Everton has pledged its ongoing commitment to the Living Wage as a Principal Partner of the national movement.
The Club supports the new, independently calculated rates introduced on Thursday, which cover 11,000 Living Wage employers and will result in over 350,000 workers across the UK earning more.
Everton became only the second Premier League club to sign the Living Wage Foundation pledge in 2016, vowing to pay the real Living Wage to employees.
And six years on, the Club’s steadfast support has led to many other organisations following our lead and signing up.
Kim Healey, Chief People and Culture Officer at Everton, said: “The Living Wage is an example of how civil society, businesses and organisations can work together to tackle in-work poverty.
"We understand that times are extremely difficult for everyone at the moment, and we are proud to be playing a part in shaping the national Living Wage movement to help educate, guide and assist companies and organisations considering paying the Living Wage about the positive outcomes that it can bring to employees, local communities and wider society.
“It is about giving value and purpose to every employee and, here at Everton, we take our role as a Living Wage employer and advocate – and staff welfare - extremely seriously.”
The new Living Wage rates are calculated each year by economists at the Resolution Foundation based on the latest available data - including the energy price cap - and rise every year in line with the cost of living.