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Age no barrier to living wage

AccorHotels is the latest hospitality company to announce that it will go beyond the Government’s guidelines and apply the new National Living Wage to all its employees, irrespective of age.

The hotel group, which employs over 5,000 people in the UK across brands including Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure and ibis, said the move is a crucial part of its continuous growth strategy.

Starbucks and Whitbread, which owns Costa and Premier Inn, have already made similar commitments.

The Government introduced the new National Living Wage of £7.20 per hour in April, but only made it mandatory for employees aged 25 and over.