News from September 2016
MAKAR has had a long-standing policy of paying fairly, and has joined the Living Wage movement by gaining Scottish Living Wage Accreditation. See www.livingwage.org.uk to find out more about the scheme:
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis, while the National Minimum Wage is statutory and enforced by HM Revenue and Customs. The rate is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK.
Living Wage Accreditation enables employers to be recognised for paying their staff a fair, decent wage. On becoming accredited, employers are awarded the Living Wage Emplyer Mark, which is a fairtrade mark for responsible pay.