Home Office: Living Wage

Home Office written question – answered on 21st July 2015.

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Photo of Chris Law Chris Law Scottish National Party, Dundee West

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2015 to Question 2952, if she will make it her policy to secure accredited Living Wage Employer status for her Department from the Living Wage Foundation.

Photo of Karen Bradley Karen Bradley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

All directly-employed staff of the Home Office are paid above the living wage as set by the Living Wage Foundation. This Government is the first government to introduce a compulsory Living Wage, and as the Budget set out, all employers will be required to comply with the new national Living Wage of £7.20 per hour for those 25 and above.

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