The Scotsman

Living wage would boost economy


Paying the voluntary “real” living wage would give workers an annual pay rise of more than £1,700 and give cities an economic boost of more than £1 billion, according to a new study.

Research for the Living Wage Foundation found that tax receipts would also rise and there would be benefit savings if more workers were paid £8.75 an hour in Scotland – higher than the statutory national living wage of £7.83.

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