RDT can help industry employees struggling with the cost of living crisis
The Rainy Day Trust is your charity and can help your people. Direct financial assistance is available to those on lower salaries for whatever reason, and they have lots of help that can kick in for everyone. For example, we can send out our Let’s Save Energy packs of LED lightbulbs and eco shower heads that can help to reduce energy bills permanently by up to £300 a year.
Bryan Clover, Chief Executive Officer of the Rainy Day Trust said: “I don’t know what happened where you live, but here in Wiltshire yesterday, petrol jumped by 10p a litre. It is now £1.62 for a lt of diesel with unleaded not far behind. On the same day, I got an e-mail from Bulb saying that from 1 April my monthly direct debit for gas and electricity was going up from £187 a month to £221 a month, already up from £112 a month in December. Even though both my wife and I work full time, those rises are going to sting, so what about the folks working with you where maybe they are part-time or a one-parent family? Or have caring responsibilities for a parent?
“These are unprecedented times economically and what is happening in Ukraine is going to push oil prices higher and will inevitably impact on food prices too. We are hearing about staff leaving their jobs to earn £1 extra an hour because their focus is putting food on the table. Every time that happens, the business has to go through a recruitment round and the replacement – if you can actually find someone – takes a while to bed in, which hits your profits.
“I had a conversation with a senior director at one of the ultra-large national chains who said that he didn’t care who left the business because he could just recruit new 17 year olds. Frankly, I was ashamed to be in the same room. Don’t be like him. Engage and care!!!!! How hard can it be?
Bryan Clover FRSA
Chief Executive Officer
Rainy Day Trust
Tel: 01527 872545 Mob: 07939 541289
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