Council employees could be in line for a financial boost as Notts County Council moves closer to adopting the living wage.
Over 2,000 employees across the county would benefit, while almost 400 council staff in Bassetlaw would see their pay improved.
The proposals, to be considered by the council’s policy committee on Wednesday 18th September, would see Notts become one of the first county councils to implement the living wage.
The move would see the lowest basic wage rise to £7.45 per hour, calculated as the amount needed to meet basic living costs.
This is £1 per hour more than the current lowest-paid council employees.
The cost of implementing the living wage is estimated at £1.36 million, less than one per cent of the total wage bill at County Hall.
For more information visit www.livingwage.org.uk.