FOI Request Scottish Living Wage In Care

Request 101001697894

Please outline the Council’s policy position on implementation of the Scottish Living Wage as the minimum hourly pay rate in commissioned care work.

Please outline what steps the Council is taking to ensure commissioned providers comply with this policy.

Please outline what steps the Council is taking to identify which providers are not complying with this policy.

Please list the commissioned providers who have confirmed (a) compliance with this policy (b) non-compliance with this policy (c) providers whose compliance status is unknown

Please outline the penalties for providers if they refuse to comply with this policy.

Please give a schedule of the relevant documents used in answering these questions

Response 29-01-2018

There is currently no Moray Council policy position on commissioned care providers’ implementation of the Scottish Living Wage. We do currently ask if a supplier pays or intends to pay the Living Wage in our tendering process however points are not awarded for responses. 

After the tenders for these contracts have been agreed the contracts are currently not being enforced/audited regarding  the implementation of  the Living Wage, this is the current practice and any contract that highlights a continued improvement by the supplier/provider will be monitored


This information is exempt under Section 17 the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, we can confirm that this information is not held - we do not currently monitor or audit these contracts


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