The Headland has become the first hotel in Newquay to become an accredited Living Wage Employer.

The Headland, which employs more than 200 people, has joined the nationwide movement which was set up to establish a fair day’s pay, ensuring everyone can earn enough to live on.

Hotel director, Veryan Palmer, said: “We had a target of becoming a Real Living Wage employer by 2025, and so we are really pleased to have achieved this earlier than anticipated; it has made a huge difference to many of our team members.”

The Headland has opted to ensure that all staff over 18 years are paid at least £10.50 per hour. Staff aged 14-17 years old are paid at a rate of £8.81 per hour.

The Real Living Wage, which is currently set at £9.90 an hour, is paid by almost 9,000 business across the UK who believe their staff deserve a wage which meets every day needs. It is almost £1 an hour more than the National Living Wage (£8.91 per hour) and over £1.50 more than the Minimum Wage (£8.36 per hour).

The Headland also offers a host of employee benefits, including access to the gym and Aqua Club, 25% off all spa treatments and on completion of one year’s service a complimentary stay with 50% off food, non-alcoholic drinks and spa.

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