Implications of labour markets for the social care workforce: report

Independent research on the influence of national and local labour markets on the social care sector.

Appendix D: Clarification of Wage Rates[164]

  The Minimum Wage National Living Wage Real Living Wage Scottish Local Government Living Wage
How much is it? £7.70/ hour £8.21/ hour £9.30[165]/ hour £9.07/ hour
Is it the law? Statutory Statutory Voluntary Statutory
What age group? 21 and older 25 and older 18 and older  
How is it set? Negotiated settlement based on recommendations from businesses and trade unions A % of median earnings, currently at 55%, it aims to reach 60% of median earnings by 2020 Calculations made according to the cost of living, based on a basket of household goods and services All Scottish local authorities have committed to paying the Scottish Local Government Living Wage as a minimum to all employees by 2022



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