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S5W-06510: Colin Smyth (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 24 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the Independent Living Fund Scotland regarding the impact of the Scottish Living Wage agenda on the organisation's (a) operations and (b) budget.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 2 February 2017

Scottish Ministers have asked Independent Living Fund (ILF) Scotland to extend the commitment to enable the Scottish Living Wage, for adult social care workers, to those employed as a result of ILF payments of support to disabled people. I recently discussed the Scottish Living Wage with the Chair and Chief Executive of ILF Scotland, at our meeting in December 2016. Officials have also had several meetings with ILF Scotland about Scottish Living Wage implementation. At all these meetings, both the operational implementation of the commitment and the budgetary implications were discussed.