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Birmingham’s Unity Trust Bank supports Living Wage Week

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Birmingham’s Unity Trust Bank supports Living Wage Week

Published: November 6, 2017

As one of the first accredited banks to pay the real Living Wage, Unity Trust Bank, a Birmingham based commercial bank, welcomes the increase in UK rates announced by the Living Wage Foundation on Monday 6 November.

The bank is committed to creating a positive social impact, not simply maximising profit, and since becoming independent in 2015, it has grown significantly. The bank maintains its ‘Double Bottom Line’ strategy of only working with those organisations who share its philosophy of creating social, economic, and environmental change.

Julia Tarpey, Director of HR explains: “It is important to me that I live by the principles I believe in. One of our brand values is enabling and I believe that we enable our employees to receive a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.

Our focus on people, customers and community is what sets us apart. The bank pays all employees a rate that is significantly higher than the National Living Wage, this helps us to attract and retain high calibre people, who share our core values; enabling, collaborative, inclusive and straightforward.”

The bank’s responsible working practices include the real Living Wage, Investors in People Gold standard, a ‘Disability Confident’ employer, and membership of the Banking Standards Board.