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National Living Wage – Are You Ready for 2020?

posted 09/08/2019 - 11:57

You will be aware that the National Living Wage (NLW) is due to be increased to £9 by 2020 in increments.

TemcoUK welcomes this move and believes it will have a positive impact on their staff and the quality of service they can provide.

“This development is in line with TemcoUK’s business model for the past 17 years,” says Andrew Philpot, TemcoUK’s Managing Director, “Traditionally the cleaning industry has paid low wages, resulting in poor productivity, but we have always operated on the basis that higher pay gives us the ability to recruit and retain better staff who will be more productive. This then creates a more loyal and reliable workforce, reducing ongoing recruitment and training costs and reducing disruption.”

“We do have one major concern though,” Andrew adds, “Having spoken to several clients about the impact of the rises it has become clear that they have not considered the effect on pay differentials.

Obviously there is going to be an impact as the proposed NLW for 2020 is going to be more than several existing higher pay grades. Ideally any changes where differentials are impacted will be made gradually and there is still time, but this issue cannot be ignored.”

Andrew adds that TemcoUK will be happy to discuss any issues arising from the National Living Wage.

About TemcoUK Facility Services

Since 2001 Temco has been operating in the UK in a wide range of environments, from servicing the meticulous demands of medical clean rooms to daily office cleaning in commercial and industrial environments in both private and public sectors.

Combining professional standards with flexible management structures, the company prides itself on offering consistently high results alongside outstanding client service.  Based in west London, TemcoUK Facility Services employs over 450 staff with a turnover in excess of £5m.


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