Welcome to Living Wage Scotland

The real Living Wage is currently £9.30 per hour, and is based on cost of living.

We award the Living Wage employer mark to Scottish employers - a symbol of responsible business practice.

Living Wage accreditation celebrates employers that choose to go further than the government minimum.

Impact for Your Business

Our research shows that paying the real Living Wage helps businesses recruit and retain better staff, reduce absenteeism, and encourage higher productivity.

This is an employer mark that 93% of businesses say has improved their reputation.

Why the real Living Wage is Needed

470,000 people in Scotland don't earn the real Living Wage.

182,000 children in Scotland live in poverty despite having one person in their household in work.

In-work poverty remains a problem.


Getting Accredited

Accreditation is a simple and straightforward process for all Scottish headquartered employers. It is a simple online licence that doesn't require oversight of your payroll or accounts.

All you need to do is pay your directly employed staff aged 18 and over the real Living Wage, as well as paying it to subcontracted workers, such as cleaners, who are regularly on site 2 hours a day over an 8 week period.


What do you get as a Living Wage Employer?

After accreditation, you will be awarded the Living Wage employer mark. You will be fully licensed to use the employer mark to promote your accreditation.

We will publicise your company details on our website next to other accredited employers.

We will also promote your accreditation on social media and you will be invited to Living Wage Week events during Living Wage Week in November each year.


Click here to get accredited now.

We can offer support and guidance to help you discuss the real Living Wage with suppliers.


For information on Living Wage Employers based outside of Scotland, you may wish to visit the Living Wage Foundation website: http://www.livingwage.org.uk/



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