Living Wage Scotland 2020 Review

As 2020 draws to a close, it’s timely to reflect on our experience of the past year, and the impact of the pandemic on the Living Wage movement in Scotland.   At the beginning of the year, the Living Wage Scotland team had set out to increase uptake of Living Wage employer accreditation amongst small businesses, childcare providers, public sector ‘anchor’ institutions and the third sector.   Of course, we had not anticipated a global pandemic and in March, we temporarily paused … Read more

Living Wage Scotland: Reflections on the national living wage increase

On 25th November, the UK Chancellor announced that the National Living Wage will rise from £8.72 to £8.91 from April 2020 – a 2.2% increase – and will be extended to 23-year old’s for the first time. Prior to this, only workers aged 25 and over are legally entitled to the national living wage.   An increase in statutory wage rates is welcome, although it is important to note that statutory wage rates are not … Read more

Living Wage Week 2020

It’s been our first digital Living Wage Week, and the movement is stronger than ever.  Thank you to our network of over 1900 accredited Living Wage employers for your support, and a warm welcome to the 200 new employers that have joined us since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.   In Living Wage Week 2020, the new rate of £9.50 … Read more

Buy Living Wage – Christmas Gift Guide

We have a selection of wonderful gift ideas from real Living Wage employers in our Christmas Gift Guide. From online concerts to edible goodies, you’re sure to find the perfect gift in this fabulous collection.  To coincide with our gift guide, we have an exclusive offer from Mercat Tours. Discover Edinburgh’s hidden secrets during Mercat’s 5 … Read more

Public Health Scotland and NHS National Services Scotland Celebrate Living Wage Accreditation During Living Wage Week

Public Health Scotland and NHS National Services Scotland have both become accredited Living Wage employers. Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Public health Scotland and NHS National Services Scotland receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.50. This new Living Wage rate was announced on Monday as part of Living Wage Week (9-15 … Read more