The Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Initiative was established in April 2014 with the aim of increasing the number of employers in Scotland who are recognised for paying their staff the Living Wage.
The new Living Wage rate for 2016/17 was announced on Monday 31st October, 2016, at the Bell Group. With Peter Kelly, the Director of the Poverty Alliance, in attendance, Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced the new £8.45 rate.
To hear about the impact that the Living Wage can have on the lives of employees, please watch this short video:
For information on Living Wage Employers based outside of Scotland, you may wish to visit the Living Wage Foundation website: