Norwich City Football Club commits to living wage

The Canaries Trust were delighted to learn that Norwich City Football Club will be introducing a commitment to pay a Living Wage to all of its permanent staff. The club have confirmed that they will phase in the Living Wage during the 2015-16 season.

Clubs of the Premier League have agreed to start paying the Living Wage by the start of the 2016 - 17 season, meaning that Norwich City are one of the few clubs leading the way on this initiative.
Before the Premier League’s announcement on this issue earlier this year, Chelsea were the only Premier League club to offer their full - time staff the Living Wage rates.Manchester United have since confirmed that they will introduce this by July 2015.

The Trust were also heartened to learn that our Club have also committed to reviewing the rates of external agencies and contractors who work at the Club, which again demonstrates a willingness by the Club to go the extra mile.

The Living Wage initiative has been highlighted against a backdrop of the Sky Sports and BT Sports deal for the Premier League viewing rights, amounting to a massive £5.136 billion across three years from 2016.
More information regarding the Living Wage initiative can be found at www.livingwage.org.uk and the full statement by Norwich City Football Club at www.canaries.co.uk/news.

Robin Sainty
Chairman
Canaries Trust