MDG Group, one of Scotland’s leading business cost consultancies, has been accredited by the Living Wage Foundation, in partnership with the Poverty Alliance, as a Living Wage employer.

The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at MDG Group, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers, receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.25 – significantly higher than the Government’s national living wage rate of £7.20 which came into effect in April 2016.

The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public; it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet.

Douglas Reid, Managing Director at MDG Group, said:

“Looking after your employees is as important as looking after your customers. We would not have a successful business without a team who enjoy coming to work and are able to meet the costs of living on a daily basis. We are passionate about generating cost savings for our clients and we completely understand the need for businesses to look after the bottom line, but that shouldn’t be at the expense of the people who matter most – your employees. It is reassuring to us to know that our team can just enjoy what they do without the stresses that can come with worrying about making ends meet.

“We are proud to show our support to The Living Wage Foundation by becoming a Living Wage employer.”

Peter Kelly, Director of the Poverty Alliance said:

“Congratulations to MDG Group on becoming an accredited Living Wage Employer. They have shown fantastic leadership in becoming the latest Living Wage Employer in Perthshire.

“It takes courage and foresight for a business to commit voluntarily to pay the Living Wage. We expect Living Wage Employers to reap the rewards of being seen to be fair dealing.”

For more information on MDG Group visit www.mdggroup.co.uk

For further information about becoming Living Wage accredited visit www.livingwage.org.uk

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