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Ready to take your business to the next level? It's time to become a Living Wage Employer

Transcendit have recently joined the Living Wage Foundation, an organisation dedicated to providing employees up and down the country with a wage that they can live on. If you're interested in taking your business to the next level, it might be time to sign up.

What is the Real Living Wage?

Whilst the government introduced an increase to minimum wage, and even called it a national living wage, the Living Wage Foundation claims it is not a true approximation of what employees can comfortably live on. 

According to UK law, the minimum that employers can pay staff 21 and older is £7.38. This rises to £7.83 for those over the age of 25. The Real Living Wage is voluntarily paid by 4,400 UK businesses. The rate for outside London is £8.75, where as the rate for inside London is £10.20. The government's national living wage does not account for increased living costs in London. 

How could it help my business? 

According to the Living Wage Foundation, 93% of Living Wage Employers benefited from accreditation. 86% reported that it enhanced their general reputation, and 80% saw an increase in the quality of work. 

In case studies, the Living Wage Foundation found that staff turnover massively decreased for some businesses - for one branch of BrewDog, the turnover fell by 40%. This ultimately decreases business costs that are seen as inevitable such as hiring and training, whilst also prioritising the strong working relationships that skilled and experienced employees often form.

According to the Living Wage Foundation, 90% of consumers agreed that pay should reflect living costs. With consumers becoming more and more conscious about where their money is going, seeking accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation sends a clear message to customers that your business respects and appreciates your staff.

What made Transcendit sign up?

'The Living Wage Foundation embodies everything that Transcendit stands for.' says Tom Tinsley, one of Transcendit's Director. 'We applied for Living Wage Accreditation, and we're delighted that it has been accepted. And we want to encourage businesses around Newcastle and Gateshead to join us, and pledge to offer their employees a wage that they can live comfortably on.

'Being in the North East, we've got a real separation between rich and poor - you can walk around Tyne and Wear and see the difference economically in certain areas. It's so important that we're investing in our employees, and paying them the wage they should be entitled to - not only because it's right for our colleagues, but also because a fair amount of that money goes right back into our community.' 

Tom believes that all businesses need to be doing more, 'As employers, we have a responsibility to our employees. We have to recognise that they do have dependents, they have bills to pay. The Living Wage Foundation acknowledges the rising cost of living, and that people want more than to just scrape by and live paycheck to paycheck.'

Thinking of becoming a Living Wage Employer? Find out more on their website

The Transcendit Way

Transcendit understand that when you choose to work with us, whether we're taking care of your IT, app or web development, you're trusting us with part of your business. So whether we're looking after your computers, phone systems or servers we always do things 'the Transcendit way'.

The whole of our team adhere to the same values, beliefs and policies - the principles that were written when Transcendit first formed in 2000. Whether you come to us for a refurbished computer, cloud services or recovery backup you can be confident that you'll always receive the same excellent service.

The Transcendit way outlines how we do business; following the same straightforward principles with every client and customer, regardless of how big or small they may be.

That means we get to know you and your business. We offer you a friendly, professional and efficient service, and we'll always be honest with you.
We understand that not everybody speaks fluent IT, so we try to explain things in a way that is simple and clear. We always spend as much time as is necessary explaining things to you.
If you need to talk to us about something, no matter how insignificant, we are only ever a phone call away – and we’re never too busy to make you a cup of tea and have a sit down with you in person.
We understand how frustrating it can be when things are late. When we schedule an appointment with you, we are there when you’re expecting us. If something prevents us from getting there, we always call you in advance to let you know.
Sometimes things can go wrong, but we never lie to you or try to cover something up. If things go askew we tell you what’s happened and how we plan to prevent it affecting your business.
We want you to continuously benefit from working with us. We regularly discuss your business and make suggestions for improving systems and processes wherever we can – but we never try to push you into a purchase.
When we quote a fixed price, that's always the amount we charge – you won’t find any nasty surprises on a bill from us. If you are paying by time and materials, we inform you if our approximations could change.
We understand the importance of privacy for your business and your customers. We respect the confidentiality of your data, and we will never pass on your information to third parties.
We appreciate it when you take the time to give us feedback. A system called CustomerSure records our client's responses, so you can trust that our reviews are from real people.
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Very friendly and helpful. Doesn't presume that you know much but at the same time doesn't speak to you as if you know nothing. Very pleased with my contact. Christine Gibbs, KSA Group Ltd

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