Using Procurement to achieve the Living Wage

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Considerations around using Procurement to achieve payment of the “Living Wage” in Scotland.

In recent months, there has been much coverage in the press of matters relating to the payment of a Living Wage. Recently, a number of public bodies have concluded procurement processes with suppliers who have made commitments in respect of paying a living wage. This brief note:

(i) summarises current limitations in using procurement to secure payment of a living wage; and

(ii) sets out examples of what some organisations have sought to do to secure payment of a living wage given those limitations.

Download the Living Wage note (PDF).