Decision details

Waste Contract Real Living Wage

Decision Maker: Executive Member (Resources)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Recommendations approved.


Reasons for recommendation(s):

The Council have committed as part of our pay policy to pay as a minimum the real living wage to employees. Since the awarding of this contract, guidance has been issued by the European Court that suggests all contractors who deliver public contracts should pay the living wage and where proportionate and relevant and where it will not discriminate against small businesses the real living wage.


Alternative options considered and rejected:

Not to amend the contract. This is not considered appropriate as it is at odds with the Council’s pay policy and corporate priorities.


Publication date: 17/11/2021

Date of decision: 17/11/2021

Effective from: 25/11/2021

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