Real living wage

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Dear Fife Council,

Is the real living wage of _9.30 paid?

Is this also a requirement of contractors on any length of contract?

Yours faithfully,

John Brown

Fife Council

Dear John Brown,


Thank you for your information request received on 18/03/2020, our ref: 31047 relating to Minimum Wage. This is being dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

We are presently assessing your request and may be in touch soon to ask for further clarification or to offer advice and assistance if we are not able to fulfil your request in its present form.

The legislation allows us up to 20 working days from the date that we receive a valid request, including any clarification we require, to make a final response. We will be in touch within 20 working days of receipt of your initial request to provide our response or to seek clarification where necessary. We hope to provide you with the information you are looking for at an earlier date where possible.

Please note that due to the public health situation with Coronavirus we are currently contactable by email only.

Yours sincerely,

K. Henderson

Kay Henderson, Fife Council

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Dear John Brown,




I refer to your email dated and received 18/03/2020, our ref 31047. 


I am pleased to enclose the information you requested and trust that it
meets your requirements.




Q1          Is the real living wage of _9.30 paid?


FC currently pay the Scottish Local Government Living Wage of £9.07,
increasing to £9.34 on 1^st April 2020.


Q2.      Is this also a requirement of contractors on any length of


An employer's fair work practices can have a direct impact on the quality
of service it delivers and, sometimes, of the goods it supplies and works

·        Wherever fair work practices may be relevant to the quality of
service or goods or delivery/performance of the contract, it is important
that a bidder's approach to fair work practices is evaluated as part of
the procurement exercise.

·         Fair and equal pay, including Living Wage, is a positive factor
and one of the clearest ways in which a bidder can demonstrate that it
adopts fair work practices.  We cannot solely dictate or evaluate on
payment of the living wage exclusively.  Below is the scope and guidance
to determine the application/consideration of utilising fair work
practices including payment of the living wage in our contracts.  This
should be considered in any goods/service contract in excess of £50,000
and any works contract above £2m.



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If you are not satisfied with the way we have handled your request, you
have the right to request a review of the decision. Please write to: Head
of Legal & Democratic Services, Finance & Corporate Services, Fife House,
North Street, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT or e-mail to [email address].
The law provides for you to make this request up to 60 working days from
when we received your enquiry or 40 working days from when you receive
this correspondence whichever is the later date. Where the outcome of the
review fails to resolve the matter to your complete satisfaction you have
the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a


Fife Council will consider and seek to resolve any request to the Head of
Legal & Democratic Services that falls outside these time scales.


Yours sincerely


Kay Henderson

Information Specialist

Customer & Online Services

Information Management & Requests Team

1^st Floor West

Fife House

North Street




Tel: 03451 55 55 55 extension 444225

Email: [email address]


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