PAL Stands by Staff in Hard Times

23 March 2022

A Raft of initiatives delivered to help protect staff from the cost-of-living hike…and beyond.

Stockport, Cheshire, March 23st, 2022 – With the cost-of-living spiralling – Hazel Grove based PAL has introduced several initiatives to support its team. 

Stockport based business has tried to relieve the pressure on its team with recent increase to the cost of living by introducing beneficial incentives.

These include:

  • A pay rise for the whole team – to counter the rise in National Insurance coming into play in April 2022.
  • Free Breakfast

The aim of the measures is to reduce the impact of the cost of living, which has been impacted by numerous external influences. And whilst the initiatives are designed to make life easier now, they are set to remain as the company continues to grow.

The initiatives follow other employee benefits, that are designed to offer support to PAL’s team. Including access to a professional employee wellbeing programme, regular events and other aspects of employment that often get taken for granted such as free parking.

All of this comes at a time when employers’ National Insurance contribution will also be increasing by 1.5% from April 2022. This means that the rate for employers will stand at 15.3% on all earnings above the secondary threshold for most employees.

“We are exceptionally lucky to have the team we do. Together we have enjoyed a sturdy performance as a business over the past two years, bucking trends in what have been exceptional trading circumstances and we wanted to give something back. Implementation of initiatives like the pay rise to counter the National Insurance uplift and the Breakfast Bar are just some of the ways we can help mitigate some of the financial increases people are seeing. We look beyond empty incentives, to moments that matter to our team, and reflect the amazing working relationship we all collaborate to achieve.

– PAL Director

About PAL

PAL is a trading style of Perfect Associates Ltd, encompassing several brands offering a diverse range of products and services to business. Including being the UK’s Largest Network of Equipment Hire Depots for the construction industry, under the hugely successful PAL Hire Brand. PAL continues to retain Investors in People (Silver) Award status and has recently retained its ISO9001:2015 accreditation – proving quality of service, process, and organisational management.

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