PKAVS Living Wage Accreditation

30th August 2017


Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at PKAVS, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.45. This rate is significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £7.50 per hour introduced in April 2017.

Paul Graham, PKAVS Chief Executive said, “We in PKAVS are delighted to be accredited as a Living Wage employer. Our Employees are our greatest asset and whilst securing funding is always a challenge for charities we think it is vitally important to make sure our employees are paid at least the Living Wage and we would hope that all employers in Perth & Kinross will follow suit.”

Peter Kelly, Director of the Poverty Alliance said:

“The real Living Wage is one of the key tools at our disposal to help make an impact on levels of in-work poverty in Scotland. There is a strong business case for paying the Living Wage; but crucially allows those in work to become more included in society, better provide for their families, and feel that their value and hard work is recognised by their employer. We are delighted to congratulate PKAVS on becoming a Living Wage employer, joining the growing movement of over 800 companies in Scotland who want to go further than the government minimum and recognise that Living Wage accreditation is the mark of a responsible employer. I hope more organisations follow their lead by becoming accredited”.


We are proud to announce that PKAVS has been accredited as a Living Wage employer, the first Third Sector organisation in Perth & Kinross to achieve this recognition.