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Peter Grant, MP for Glenrothes and Central Fife, has today reaffirmed his support for the Living Wage ahead of Living Wage Week 2017. Organised by the Living Wage Foundation, this week is an opportunity to highlight the benefits of paying employees a wage that meets the costs of living, not just the government minimum.

With almost 20% of employees in his Glenrothes and Central Fife constituency still paid less than the Living Wage Peter is encouraging local businesses to consider what more they can do to continue progress so far.

Peter said:

“Businesses can achieve a great many benefits from becoming a Living Wage Employer, with the vast majority who already do so pointing to improved business reputation and employee retention rates. The simple fact is that paying your employees a decent wage is not just morally the right thing to do, it’s good for your business as well.

“With the continuing UK Government austerity agenda many families are finding it difficult to make ends meet. There are already a number of local business who pay the Living Wage, including my own office, and I would encourage other business owners to consider the positive contribution adopting the Living Wage could make to their business and employees.”

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