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Living Wage Increase

Glasgow Living Wage increased from £9 per hour to £9.50on 1 April 2021.

The Glasgow Living Wage increased from £9.30 per hour to £9.50 per hour on 1st of April 2021.

Announced in the first week of November each year, all employers must implement the new rate by the start of the new financial year at the very latest.

The Glasgow Living Wage was originally launched in 2009 by Glasgow City Council to tackle in-work poverty.

The move increased the pay of 5,000 of the lowest paid staff across the council family.

Since then, other employers throughout the city have been encouraged by the council to pay their staff a Living Wage.

Announcing the increase, council leader Susan Aitken said: "For too many in our city, a fair day's work doesn't pay a fair days wage at a time when costs of living are rising and wages are stagnant."

"Paying the Living Wage is about doing the right thing. If you are working then you should be able to afford to look after yourself and your family."

There are currently around 400 employers with more than 89,000 staff who pay the Glasgow Living Wage.