Frequently Asked Questions - Will the national minimum wage in an independent Scotland remain aligned to the UK level?
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The minimum wage has failed to increase in line with inflation in almost a decade. In every single year since the recession of 2008 the minimum wage has failed to keep up with the cost of living. If it had, some of the lowest paid Scots would be earning the equivalent of £675 more.
We plan that the minimum wage will rise at least in line with inflation.
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.