Osborne wants £7 minimum wage

Britain should up the minimum wage to £7, according the Chancellor.

George Osborne has said Britain can afford an above-inflation increase in the National Minimum Wage, which is currently £6.31 an hour.

The exact figure will be decided by the Low Pay Commission, which will produce its recommendations on the rise shortly.

Osborne told the BBC: “I think Britain can afford a higher minimum wage. I think we have worked hard to get to this point and we can start to enjoy the fruits of all that hard work.”

“Because we are fixing the economy, because we are working through our plan, I believe Britain can afford an above-inflation increase in the minimum wage so we restore its real value for people and we make sure we have a recovery for all and that work always pays.”

 

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  • Anonymous

    I would start him on £6.80 and see how it goes.

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