Business Stream earns Living Wage accreditation

18 December 2017 Reading time: 2 mins

Leading UK water retailer, Business Stream, has become an accredited Living Wage employer. The Edinburgh based firm already pays all of its employees, including sub-contractors, the Living Wage or above.

The Living Wage is calculated independently each year based on actual living costs and is a voluntary initiative. It compares favourably to the statutory UK minimum for over 25s of £7.50.

Jo Dow, Chief Executive of Business Stream, said: “We’re proud to have become an accredited Living Wage Employer and to receive recognition for already meeting the initiative’s requirements. We are committed to providing our employees with the best possible support and opportunities available to help develop their careers at Business Stream”.

Peter Kelly, Director of the Poverty Alliance said: “The real Living Wage is one of the key tools at our disposal to help make an impact on levels of in-work poverty in Scotland. There is a strong business case for paying the Living Wage; but crucially allows those in work to become more included in society, better provide for their families, and feel that their value and hard work is recognised by their employer. We are delighted to congratulate Business Stream on becoming a Living Wage employer, joining the growing movement of over 900 companies in Scotland who want to go further than the government minimum and recognise that Living Wage accreditation is the mark of a responsible employer. I hope more organisations follow their lead by becoming accredited”. 

Further details regarding the Living Wage can be found at