07 July 2022

Supporting our people through soaring cost of living crisis

Robin Simmonds Chief Executive Officer
Robin Simmonds outside Wilkin Chapman's Grimsby office

In recognition of the challenging external factors affecting the cost of living, particularly in increased fuel and energy costs, we have agreed upon a sum of £1,000 which we hope will alleviate some of the pressures being faced by our people.

With inflation currently at 9% and expected to rise to 11% in the coming months, this sum of money will go some way to help with the unprecedented increase in the cost of living. We confirmed this is in addition to pay reviews and performance bonus decisions.

This one-off bonus is not our only effort in recent months to help employees as agile working was introduced, allowing many of our people to work remotely.

We also have an extensive Employee Assistance Programme which includes a range of wellbeing initiatives, a comprehensive healthcare scheme, other benefits including alternative therapy treatments and a rewards scheme providing discounts on goods, services, groceries and more, in order to contribute towards a happy and healthy workforce.

Chief executive officer, Robin Simmonds commented “It’s been a challenging few years, and now with the burden of increased cost of living, we’re making this payment to help our people combat rising prices.

“This payment reflects our concern for the challenges being faced by everyone in our business and although this will not mitigate the national economic climate, we hope it will go some way towards helping our Wilkin Chapman family in the months ahead.”

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