Living Wage

Making Glenrothes a Living Wage Town

The ‘Making Glenrothes a Living Wage Town’ initiative is encouraging local employers to pay employees the Living Wage.  By paying the real Living Wage, employees and businesses will benefit and the reputation of the whole town will be enhanced.  It is the first project in the UK centred on highlighting the Living Wage in a town.

If you are an employer who is interested in working towards a Fairer Fife and looking to demonstrate your leadership by tackling low pay get in touch.

You can also get in touch if you work for an organisation who you think would benefit from Living Wage accreditation.

Living Wage accreditation is awarded to employers by Living Wage Scotland and is a symbol of responsible business practice.  Accreditation is achieved when employers choose to go beyond the government’s minimum wage and pay all their staff a real Living Wage (currently £9.00 per hour).

There are currently 61 employers across Fife who have achieved accreditation as Living Wage employers, ten are based in Glenrothes.  Check out the full list here.

The benefits of paying staff a real Living Wage and receiving accreditation include:

  • improved recruitment and retention
  • improved company reputation
  • increased staff morale
  • demonstrating community benefits to contractors and potential contractors such as Fife Council and Fife College

Useful links

For more information about the initiative or the real Living Wage,

Or to become accredited visit

‘Making Glenrothes a Living Wage town’ Action Group

A dedicated Action Group was set up in partnership with Living Wage Scotland to encourage employers in the area to become accredited Living Wage employers.

The Action Group seeks to triple the number of accredited employers in the Glenrothes area within one year.

The Action Group is made up of leading organisations in the Glenrothes area from the public, private and third sectors.  Current Action Group members are:

As part of the Making Glenrothes a Living Wage Town initiative there will be various networking and information events hosted by Fife Council and its partners, to connect like-minded organisations and build up a network of Living Wage employers in the area.  Living Wage merchandise and materials will also be supplied to promote the project and your contribution to it as a Living Wage employer.

Fife Council are also offering an incentive scheme which will cover up to two years accreditation fee. Please get in touch using the form below to find out how you can take advantage of this exclusive offer.

Check out the case studies to find out more about our Action Group members and Living Wage champions.