The Living Wage

Youth Scotland is proud to be a Living Wage employer.


On this page you can find out more information about what a Living Wage means and why we remain committed to valuing our employees and rewarding them a fair, Living Wage.

Youth Scotland has opted to meet the UK Living Wage of £8.45ph, above the UK Government’s ‘national living wage’ of £7.20ph.

Why Pay a Real Living Wage That Meets the Costs of Living?

The Living Wage Foundation describe the main reason to be an accredited employer as, “Living Wage employers are committed to going above & beyond for their employees. For them, being a responsible employer means every one of their employees earning a wage that is independently calculated to be enough for them & their families to live on, not just the government minimum. At the heart of the Living Wage movement is the simple idea that a fair day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. “

Further information

If you'd like to find out more about the benefits of paying the Living Wage, and to find out how it is calculated, please go here.

For more information on why employers should consider going the extra mile and becoming an accredited Living Wage Employer please go here.

You can find a full list of accredited Living Wage Employers based in Scotland here.