Living Wage Accreditation

    21 November 2017, General, Archive

    The Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Initiative is pleased to announce that the Risk Management Authority, has today accredited as a Living Wage employer.

    Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at the RMA, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75. This rate is significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £7.50 per hour introduced in April 2017.

    The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the real costs of living.

    Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross-party political support.

    Peter Kelly, Director of the Poverty Alliance said:

    ““I am delighted to welcome the Risk Management Authority as an accredited Living Wage employer. We have seen more employers across Scotland join the Living Wage movement in the last year than ever before. They know that paying the real Living Wage is critical not only for the wellbeing of their staff but for the long term success of their organisation, and that accreditation is a mark of responsible business.

    With uncertainly becoming a feature of our economy, the commitment of Living Wage employers should be applauded. Over the coming years we will work with them and other employers to ensure that even more workers can benefit from the real Living Wage”.

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