ILF Scotland

Update on the Scottish Living Wage

Post Date: 3 April 2020

This article is to provide our recipients, award managers, parents/carers and other external stakeholders with the necessary information around the payment of the Scottish Living Wage. We are providing all the key details through our website, social media and email at the moment rather than post as most of our administration staff are currently working from home.

Recipients who employ Personal Assistants

The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that employers can pay social care workers the Scottish Living Wage. This means that if you employ Personal Assistants their new hourly rate should increase to a minimum of £9.30 from 1st April 2020.

ILF Scotland will increase your award to allow you to pay this new Scottish Living Wage for every hour of support you receive from your Personal Assistants.

The new hourly Scottish Living Wage rate will also apply to overnight hours of support.

New offer must be passed on to your PA

We are providing this increase to ensure that you pay your Personal Assistants at least the new Scottish Living Wage hourly rate of £9.30 for all hours of support.

If you use a payroll agency, you must contact them advising them to pay your Personal Assistants £9.30 per hour with effect from 1 April 2020.

You should not use this increase for any other purpose. You are required to keep your financial records of payments as normal.

This increase will not affect your care and support package

This increase, which is in line with current ILF Scotland policies, will not affect your care and support package.

This increase will start on 1st April, 2020

This increase will take effect from 1st April 2020. If you do not wish to receive this, please let us know in the next 4 weeks and we will continue to pay your existing award.

Recipients who use agency support

If you use an agency to provide your care or support and they advise you in writing of an increase to the hourly rate they charge, to enable them to pay the Scottish Living Wage, you should post/email a copy of the letter to us (using the contact details below) and we will consider this on an individual basis, using local framework rates as guidance.

You can also find more information in our questions and answers section.

If you have any questions regarding this information, or if your circumstances have changed, please contact your Specialist Caseworker on 0300 200 2022 or by emailing At the moment, office opening hours are from 9am until 2pm.

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