Briefing 69: Extending the Scottish Living Wage through procurement – updated – Nov 2015




  • The Scottish Living Wage should be extended to all delivering public services.
  • Social care is a key priority.
  • Statutory Guidance sets out how Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 enables all public bodies to spread the benefits through procurement.
  • Previous legal objections no longer apply.
  • S52 Guidance requires local authorities to ensure there is no two-tier workforce. That now means the Living Wage.
  • Branches should instigate negotiations with their employers to ensure that procurement polices are updated to take account of the new statutory guidance.