Ellon company announces Living Wage commitment

Phil Anderson of Ellon-based Phil Anderson Financial Services.
Phil Anderson of Ellon-based Phil Anderson Financial Services.
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An Ellon-based company has pledged to boost the pay of its staff after announcing support for the Scottish Government’s commitment to the Living Wage.

Phil Anderson Financial Services, which also has offices in Aberdeen and Caithness, has raised the amount of money it pays some workers to coincide with the Living Wage standards, ensuring all employees are now paid above the Living Wage.

Staff morale in the business is extremely important

Phil Anderson Phil Anderson Financial Services

The firm, which specialises in mortgages, insurance, investments and pensions, employs seven staff across the three offices who will benefit from the new business accreditation.

Since April 1, 2015, the voluntary wage is now set at £7.85 per hour as part of 2015-16 pay settlements, but is not a legally enforceable minimum level of pay for employers.

Phil Anderson Financial Services is one of a number of smaller companies beginning to pledge support to the Living Wage Foundation.

Managing director Phil Anderson said: “I am delighted to be able to make this commitment to my staff by signing up to the Living Wage accreditation.

“Staff morale in the business is extremely important and I genuinely believe our low staff turnover and high productivity is because of our commitment to our staff.”