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Ref: FOI/19021


West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 14th February 2019

Please find below a summary of our findings.


A request under the Freedom of Information Act.

As per the Act, I would appreciate a response by 15 March (within 20 working days) to the following questions:
1. Does your organisation pay the Living Wage (£9.00 an hour) to all directly-employed staff?
2. Does your organisation pay the Living Wage (£9.00 an hour) to all contracted workers?
3. Are you a Living Wage Employer, accredited by the Living Wage Foundation?
a. If you are not an accredited Living Wage Employer already, do you have plans to seek accreditation in 2019/20?


West Midlands Fire Service does pay all staff the living wage and we are an accredited living wage employer. Further information can be found on Living Wage Foundation Website on the link below

If you have any queries about this freedom of information request, please contact us.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.