Should Scarborough Borough Council pay at least the Real Living Wage?

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Should Scarborough Borough Council pay at least the Real Living Wage?

Pros
Cons
  • The council could 'set an example' that might encourage other local businesses to follow suit. Higher wages =more spare cash to spend locally. Businesses thrive and the local economy grows.

  • You can't have a functioning economy unless people have money in their pockets to spend.

  • Better wages can often reduce staff turnover and therefore lead to savings in the long term.

  • SBC say, I think, it only affects a few people. If so, why all the effort to make this happen?

  • The obvious con would be "we can't afford it", "everyone has to make sacrifices", "we are all in it together", the austerity argument.