Is it right to raise the minimum wage in the current climate?

The government has acted on the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission, which is an independent body, to raise the minimum wage for adults by 2.5% to £6.08 per hour. This rise will take place in October. The minimum wage for those aged 18 to 20 will go up by 6p to £4.98 per hour, and the rate for 16-17 … Continue reading

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Minimum wage rises to £5.80 per hour

The government has just announced that the minimum wage will increase by 7p to £5.80 per hour from October. This follows on from an increase of 21p last year. The rate for 18-21 year olds will go up by 6p to £4.83 and for 16-17 year olds by 4p to £3.57.   This level of increase was recommended by the … Continue reading

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