Becoming a Fair Work nation: consultation

This consultation seeks views on achieving this vision and ensuring Fair Work remains at the heart of our labour market interventions, particularly in the context of COVID-19 and EU Exit, by identifying the relevant challenges and opportunities for Fair Work across the Scottish economy.


1 Available from 5 October 2021

2 Happy employees and their impact on firm performance | LSE Business Review: Analysis published by the London School of Economics’ Centre for Economic performance in 2019 found that across a large number of sectors and economies, higher employee wellbeing is associated with higher productivity and firm performance - including customer loyalty, profitability and staff turnover.

3 Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2020, ONS. Notes:
1. Covers employees aged 18+ on the PAYE system on adult rates and whose pay was not affected by absence. Estimates for 2020 include employees who have been furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).
2. Levels calculated using low pay calibration weights in line with ONS guidance.
3. Hourly earnings excluding any overtime payments.

4 Annual Population Survey Jan-Dec 2016 to 2020

5 Scottish Government analysis of Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings



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