Pat Kane @thoughtland tweeted:
The legal opinion we have been provided with, and is a matter of public record, suggests that it is possible to legislate in Scotland in a way that avoids these problems.
Firstly an objective analysis could be undertaken to assess the potential impact on companies based in other member states of introducing a Living Wage contract performance clause. A possible question might be. Are there any companies from other EU member states currently delivering any Scottish procurement contracts, employing posted workers and paying less than the Living Wage? I’m fairly certain the answer is No. The vast majority of procurement contracts are in the field of health and social care. Some of the Scottish based companies and voluntary organisations pay between the Minimum wage and Living Wage, and the difference between the two rates is currently £1.14 per hour. To quote Unison's Dave Watson in his evidence to the Scottish Parliament