From A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People Employment Action Plan – Progress Report, released today, we can see that Scotland has the smallest gap between median pay for the disabled and non-disabled.
This is not the result of median wages for the non-disabled in Scotland being particularly low as Scotland has the highest median pay outside of the South of England and London. [Link in comments below]
And, the above fits in with a wider pattern in Scotland which we can be proud of:
8% of the population yet 28% of the living -wage employers
Only Scotland and Wales pay the living wage to all NHS employees and Scotland was first to pay the living wage to all public-sector employees. Recent consultation on taxation suggests that this group will also be protected from any tax increases.
Scottish care workers have been receiving the Living Wage of £8.45 per hour since October 2016 and will now [unlike in rUK] receive the same rate for all ‘sleepover hours worked. This will make a big difference to around 40 000 workers. Most are women.