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UK cuts back planned increase in minimum wage to 2.2%

UK cuts back planned increase in minimum wage to 2.2%

The UK government planned to increase the UK minimum wage to £9.21 from the current £8.72 in April 2021, but it will be raised only by 2.2% to £8.91 because of the country’s weak economy. The annual income of a full-time worker at that wage will go up by £345.

Young Conservative
Young Conservative 1 months

So during a time of economic crisis, government imposed lockdown and record business closures and unemployment, you're going to increase minimum wage... This is going to increase unemployment, businesses are barely staying afloat and struggling to pay their staff as is and now you essentially force them to fire workers? I hate the "conservatives" so much. I voted for a conservative, not a bloody labour or green party government

Josh 1 months

This is £345 per year for a small fraction of work force and will not crush businesses, employment or be hugely inflationary as other commenters are saying.

Andrew Ainslie 🇨🇦
Andrew Ainslie 🇨🇦 1 months

Here in Canada we have a minimum wage of $14.25ph Cad. When it was introduced , unlike all you Doom Sayers here, it had a very small negative effect on the economy, it was just the opposite. The increase resulted in an increase in consumer spending and an increase of worker productivity. This increased the bottom line of both small and big businesses . Their was a very small percentage of these businesses that increased their pricing. Yes it is cheaper to live in the US then in Canada but the quality of life of in Canada has been proven ( just Goggle it yourselves) to be much higher. You get what' ya pay for.🤣🇨🇦

Joyce 1 months

I wish every state in America would do the same. It is time to help businesses not cause them more financial disaster. In California , every time minimum wage goes up, workers get laid off

Satan411 1 months

Poverty increases suffering, so Satan is against a minimum wage.

Mandraquex3000 1 months

Why dont we just increase the min wage to £1000 an hour and then people just have to work 1 hour per week. Problem of the poor solved... yay.

Paul Saxon
Paul Saxon 1 months

I hope theres a mass migration from the US of people who are pushing for this to places where they happen.

David Webb
David Webb 1 months

Would be good if people still had a job.

jane 1 months

That doesn't even cover the inflation, and with the destruction of all small businesses, such jobs won't even be available to most of the working class anyway. Accept your benefit crumbs and beg for more table scraps for your overlords, peasants. Feudalism is back.

Indo 1 months

Why compare !? Is an apple comparable to an orange !? Are they in the she bag ad you !?

The Oracle8191
The Oracle8191 1 months

Hell yeah! Inflation, baby!!

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