Having become a Living Wage employer in June 2015 and being one of a pioneering group of nearly 3000 employers paying the real Living Wage, Young Scot will be increasing its hourly rate of pay in line with the Living Wage Foundation’s newly recommended rate.
The real Living Wage is independently calculated based on what employees and their families need to get by. The new rate of £8.45 per hour, as announced by the Living Wage Foundation, will apply to Young Scot staff from 1st May 2017.
Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive of Young Scot, said: “Being a Living Wage employer is an important commitment to all of our staff. We want to provide them with right level of support which will help achieve the best possible outcomes for Scotland’s young people. We are proud to support the Living Wage and we are firmly committed to the principles of fair pay in our society.
Katherine Chapman, Director of the Living Wage Foundation said:
“Business by business and organisation by organisation our employers are voluntarily choosing to close the pay gap in the UK between what people need to live on and the government minimum that every employer has to pay. Today’s increase in the real Living Wage will mean thousands of employees around the country will get a much needed increase to their pay packet to help them meet the cost of living. That’s the difference paying the real Living Wage makes. During Living Wage Week we celebrate the leadership of those great Living Wage employers who make this possible.”