Today (Monday 11 November) is the start of Living Wage Week, the annual celebration of the Living Wage movement in the UK
To kick off the celebrations, the Living Wage Foundation has announced that the new Real Living Wage has increased from £9.00 per hour to £9.30 per hour across Scotland and the UK.
The real Living Wage is a rate of pay independently calculated based on what people need to earn to live in the UK. It’s a voluntary scheme for employers and applies to all employees over 18 years of age.
The new rate is £1.09 per hour more than the national minimum wage for over 25 year-olds.
Whilst there are currently over 70 Living Wage employers in Fife, around 20% of employees in the region are still paid less than the Real Living Wage, leaving many families struggling to cope.
Earlier this year Glenrothes became the first town in the UK to start an initiative to become a Living Wage Town.
Visit https://our.fife.scot/fairerfife/livingwage/ for more information on how to join the growing number of Fife employers who are paying the Living Wage .