At Topspeed Couriers all drivers from 1st April 2016 will be paid the National Living Wage of £7.20 per hour.
You may be thinking so what, after all it is a requirement set down by the government in January 2016 by Chancellor George Osbourne.
Steve Clegg, Managing Director comments “All Topspeed drivers are employed with contracts, but this is in stark contrast in our market place where many other companies use self-employed owner drivers paid by the mile or by package delivered meaning they are more than likely to be paid less than the minimum wage”
He continues; “With high staffing requirements the wages bill per month is the largest cost for businesses and you can understand why some couriers opt to use independents drivers on an as and when basis. However we believe we offer a better service to our clients with an employed workforce. Our drivers are given high standards of specialised training in the safe transportation of dangerous and sensitive goods and are supported with a dedicated support team from our Knutsford head office, which ultimately results in better performance figures for our clients. Topspeed regularly achieves collection and delivery KPI’s >99.9% on its timed delivery service and believe the ability to directly manage the driving fleet is a key enabler for this.”
In the original announcement in the Summer Budget 2016, George Osbourne said he believed that the new National Living Wage would bring more motivation at work as a result of the increase, and in a survey more than 70% of workers have said they will feel more positive for themselves and their families as a result of this increase.
For information on current vacancies at Topspeed Couriers, call 0800 856 2464