Hillcrest has been accredited as a real Living Wage employer with all of its employees now receiving a minimum hourly wage of £9.90. The real Living Wage is an independently calculated rate based on the cost of living and is paid voluntarily by employers. The rate is calculated annually by The
The Highland Council, the largest employer in the Highlands, has achieved Living Wage accreditation. Highland Council, which employs just over 10,270 staff across the Highland area, also applies the living wage rate to apprentices. The accreditation means there is an ongoing commitment to encourage
The real Living Wage has increased to £9.30 in the UK and £10.75 in London, following an increase in the cost of living. The UK-wide Living Wage hourly rate has received an increase of 30p per hour, whilst the London Living Wage rate has seen a rise of 20p per hour.
The number of Scottish workers earning less than the real Living Wage in Scotland has dropped by 13% in the last year, exceeding the decline seen across the UK as a whole (10%), according to analysis from KPMG. An estimated 380,000 people north of the border currently earn below the threshold of &po
Glenrothes is the first town in the UK to be awarded recognition for a plan to become a Living Wage Town.
Celebrations continue at Kingdom Housing Association during its 40th Anniversary year with news that the Kingdom Group has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working across the Kingdom Group receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.00, significan
Scotland’s veterans minister Graeme Dey MSP met with staff of Scottish Veterans Residences (SVR) in Glasgow last week as the charity announced it has secured accreditation as a Living Wage employer. The visit took place at SVR’s Bellrock Close, a development located in the city’s E
Living Wage Scotland has announced the accreditation of Barrhead Housing Association as a Living Wage employer. The commitment will see everyone working at the Association, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff, receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.00.
Bruce Forbes and Graeme Dey MSP MSP for the Angus South Constituency, Graeme Dey, marked Living Wage Week 2018 with fellow living wage employer Angus Housing Association.
Hillcrest Housing Association and Hillcrest Maintenance Services have been accredited as Living Wage employers by Living Wage Scotland. The commitment will see everyone working at Hillcrest Housing Association and Hillcrest Maintenance Services receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75. This rate is s
Melville Housing Association is celebrating achieving Living Wage status following official recognition by the Living Wage Foundation. The Living Wage commitment sees everyone who works for the Dalkeith-based Registered Social Landlord, both its 27 permanent employees and all third-party contractors
(from left) Mike Scott, vice chair Osprey Housing Group; Glenn Adcook, CEO Osprey Housing Group; Les Allan, chair Osprey Housing Moray; Lynn Cunningham, Living Wage Scotland Osprey Housing Group has been accredited as a Living Wage employer after successfully negotiating with its affected suppliers
Bruce Forbes All housing associations and their subsidiary companies should commit to achieving Living Wage accreditation or risk losing their future receipt of public subsidy, according to Angus Housing Association director, Bruce Forbes.
Nicola McFarlane with the new accreditation plaque On the week which saw the new Living Wage rate increased to £8.75 per hour, Angus Housing Association was formally accredited as a Living Wage employer.
Scotland’s Housing Network (SHN) has joined some of its members and other national housing bodies in making the choice to pay their employees more than the government minimum wage. The organisation’s Board took the decision in the summer to remove the two lowest pay grades to ensure that all cur