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UK: Outsourcing company Capita to set wage minimum to real living wage, increasing pay for almost 6000 workers

Author: Julia Kollewe, The Guardian, Published on: 13 September 2019

"Capita increases pay for almost 6,000 workers to real living wage", 12 September 2019

Capita, the outsourcing company behind the London congestion charge and the BBC licence fee, is giving almost 6,000 UK workers a pay rise, offering staff the real living wage as a minimum from next April.

The company said all of its 40,000 UK employees, from administrative staff to construction, health and call-centre workers, would be paid, at least, the independently verified real living wage...Capita’s staff are at present paid...the legal minimum.

...Capita is working towards full accreditation with the Living Wage Foundation by reviewing plans to extend the policy to regular sub-contracted staff. However, apprentices will not get the new rates...

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