- 8 Feb 2019
Date received: 15 Jan 2019
Date responded: 7 Feb 2019
Whether employees of Haven Products Ltd carrying out work for the Scottish Government, in relation to contract reference JAN306602 (document processing), are paid at least the Scottish living wage (and, if so, whether this is limited only to certain Haven employees)?
The Scottish Government actively promotes the payment of the real Living Wage in Scotland by its contractors. The steps which the Scottish Government has taken in addressing Fair Work practices, including the publication of Statutory Guidance along with Best Practice guidance and a Toolkit can be found on the website https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Government/Procurement/policy/Procurementlivingwage. It should be noted, however, that public bodies are unable to mandate that its contractors pay the Living Wage (either generally or specifically to those of its employees engaged on public contracts).
Some organisations are accredited as a Living Wage employer: a list of these is available at the website https://scottishlivingwage.org/accredited. In other cases, suppliers entering into a contract with the Scottish Government may make a commitment to pay the real Living Wage to workers engaged on the delivery of that contract. (More information on this is contained in a previous Freedom of Information release, available at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/foi-17-02073/.) Haven Products Ltd is not accredited as a Living Wage employer.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House