The Scottish Government has renewed its commitment to the Living Wage after the rate was increased from £7.20 to £7.45.
The requirement to pay the Living Wage was introduced in the Scottish Government's pay policy in 2011-12 and the new rate will apply from April next year.
We fully support the principles of the Living Wage Campaign, which encourages all employers to reward their staff fairly. That is why the commitment to pay the Living Wage is part of the Scottish Government's public sector pay policy for the third year running.
The Scottish Government has control over the pay for most civil servants in central government, government agencies, non-departmental public bodies and the NHS.
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