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Reason Digital Celebrates Commitment To Real Living Wage

Reason Digital proudly achieves Living Wage Employer Accreditation.

By Reason Digital · January 9, 2024





Reason Digital was accredited today as a Living Wage Employer. Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Reason Digital receive a minimum hourly wage of £12, higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £10.42 per hour.  


Reason Digital is based in the North West, where 12.5% of all jobs pay less than the real Living Wage – around 367,000 jobs. Despite this, Reason Digital has committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work. 


The real Living Wage is the only rate calculated according to the costs of living. It provides a voluntary benchmark for employers that wish to ensure their staff earn a wage they can live on, not just the government minimum. Since 2011 the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 460,000 people and put £3 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.  


Karys Moffat, Business Manager, Reason Digital, said: “As a Social Enterprise that prides itself on looking after employee wellbeing, we are pleased to receive the Living Wage Employer Accreditation, showcasing our commitment to looking after our current employees, contractors and prospective talent joining our organisation.” 


Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Reason Digital has joined the movement of over 14,000 responsible employers across the UK who voluntarily commit to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on.   

They join thousands of small businesses, as well as household names such as Burberry, Barclays, Everton Football Club and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Reason Digital, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. 


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About Reason Digital 

Reason Digital is a social enterprise that uses digital to address society’s complex problems (or, as we put it, problems that actually matter). Our vision is of a future where technology drives lasting social good. We’ve created digital tools that address complex needs for partners like Age UK, The Scouts, and Terrance Higgins Trust 

We take a user-centred, co-design approach – understanding the people and the issues before designing the solution. We split our discovery phase from design and build, ensuring that our discovery co-design exerts a genuine influence over the final product.   

We’ve worked with various organisations that seek to support young people and their mental health for over 15 years. 

We are dedicated to leveraging technology for positive global impact—an aspiration easier spoken than achieved. In today’s world, technology is more than a tool; it’s an omnipresent force shaping societies, daily lives, and future happiness. The consequences of this influence rest on human choices: its purpose, design, accessibility, and the exclusions it might perpetuate. Our collaborations are limited to clients and causes that champion social good. Our approach harnesses technology to empower users, prioritizing their enrichment over ownership gains. We utilize technology as a tool to better the world, transcending revenue goals or widespread expansion. 




About the Living Wage  


The real Living Wage is the only rate calculated according to what people need to make ends meet. It provides a voluntary benchmark for employers that choose to take a stand by ensuring their staff earn a wage that meets the costs and pressures they face in their everyday lives.  


The UK Living Wage is currently £12 per hour. There is a separate London Living Wage rate of £13.15 per hour to reflect the higher costs of transport, childcare and housing in the capital. These figures are calculated annually by the Resolution Foundation and overseen by the Living Wage Commission, based on the best available evidence on living standards in London and the UK. 


The Living Wage Foundation is the organisation at the heart of the movement of businesses, organisations and individuals who campaign for the simple idea that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. The Living Wage Foundation receives guidance and advice from the Living Wage Advisory Council. The Foundation is supported by our principal partners: Aviva; IKEA; Joseph Rowntree Foundation; KPMG; Linklaters; Nationwide; Nestle; Resolution Foundation; Oxfam; Trust for London; People’s Health Trust; and Queen Mary University of London. 


What about the Government’s national living wage? 

In July 2015 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the UK Government would introduce a compulsory ‘national living wage’. It was introduced in April 2016, originally applying for all workers over the age of 25, is currently £10.42 an hour and applies for workers over the age of 23. The rate is different to the Living Wage rates calculated by the Living Wage Foundation. The government rate is based on median earnings while the Living Wage Foundation rates are calculated according to the cost of living in London and the UK. 


A group of Reason Digital Employees