Employment Support

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 4th October 2017.

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The Scottish Government is a Scottish living wage employer. In answer to a question of mine, the minister wrote:

“Devolved employment services will support the Scottish Government’s fair work ambitions, in particular by supporting individuals into sustained work which offers a route out of poverty.”—[

Written Answers

, 14 March 2017; S5W-07108.]

Will fair start Scotland support the Scottish living wage and provide a route out of poverty by paying providers only when they place someone in employment that pays at least the Scottish living wage?