Publication - Research and analysis

Wider Payment of the Living Wage in Scotland – Issues for Consideration

Published: 27 May 2015
Part of:
Research
ISBN:
9781785442629

Reviews existing international research on impacts and practicalities of introducing the Living Wage and of promoting it through public contracts; and explores the views, experiences and suggestions for action of Scottish employers who have already introduced the Living Wage, Scottish Government contractors and stakeholder organisations.

95 page PDF

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95 page PDF

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Contents
Wider Payment of the Living Wage in Scotland – Issues for Consideration
Footnotes

95 page PDF

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Footnotes

1. http://www.livingwage.org.uk/who-accredited

2. Local Government and Regeneration Committee (2012), 2nd Report, 2012 (Session 4), Report on the Living Wage in Scotland http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/46601.aspx#a8

3. See for example, Sander´s criticism of Pollin´s work described in Casuso (2008); or Brenner (2004) on Neumark and Adams (2003).

4. Several studies (Brenner, 2004; Niedt et al, 1999; Thompson and Chapman, 2006) make a reference to Weisbrot and Sforza-Roderick´s (1996) work. However, it has also been criticised (Employment Policies Institute, 1998, 2000) for conducting erroneous calculations. It has not been possible to find the original source.

5. UK minimum wage in 2014 = £6.31 for employees aged 21 years or more.

6. Please note that the Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage figures given in this information sheet were correct at the time of interview. The UK Living Wage is currently (March 2015) set at £7.85 per hour and the National Minimum Wage at £6.50 per hour (for those aged 21 and over).


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