National minimum wage increase

From April 2017 aged 25 and over £7.50, aged 21-24 £7.05, aged18-20 £4.05 apprentice £3.50.

Living Wage 

Only the real Living Wage is independently calculated  each year  based on what employees and their families need to live.

The current UK Living Wage is £8.45 an hour. The current London Living Wage is £9.75 an hour

Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis.

The rates apply to all workers over 18 – in recognition that young people face the same living costs as everyone else

The real Living Wage that meets the cost of living enjoys cross party support, with public backing from MSPs and MPs across the political spectrum

Paying a wage that is enough to live on is good for business, good for the individual and good for society

The Living Wage Employer Mark and Service Provider Recognition Scheme provide an ethical badge for responsible pay.