Rangers Football Club will pay all its employees the living wage with immediate effect.
On Friday 27 November, the Glasgow-based club’s chairman, Dave King, announced that the decision to offer the living wage had been approved unanimously by the club’s board.
The Living Wage Foundation’s living wage rate is paid on a voluntary basis, and is calculated according to the cost of living. The current living wage rate is £8.25 an hour. It is higher than the national minimum wage of £6.70 an hour and the £7.20 mandatory national living wage rate that will come into force in April 2016.
Dave King said: “[The living wage] is a great thing and I think all the board members expect that it is the right way forward; we all agreed it is absolutely right and it should be what Rangers is doing and it is what we will do.
“It will be implemented immediately, the decision was made for it to come into effect straight away and we will continue to maintain that.”