Accent Press to become Living Wage employer

Accent Press to become Living Wage employer

Accent Press founder Hazel Cushion has called on the industry to end “morally wrong” unpaid internships and improve diversity by signing up to pay the Living Wage to staff.

On Monday (2nd November), the Living Wage Foundation revealed that the hourly rate based on the cost of living in the UK had increased in London from £9.15 an hour to £9.40 an hour. The Living Wage is £7.65 in the rest of the UK, compared to the national minimum wage of £6.31.

From November, Accent Press has told The Bookseller it will pay its staff the Living Wage.

Cushion said: “I think it is really important that p...

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