The minimum wage rise was welcome but the messaging was wrong, and it matters

budget-briefcase_1663222cWhen George Osborne announced his new minimum wage rate of £7.20 it seemed a glimmer of hope amidst a challenging budget. The cuts to tax credits could leave many low-paid workers actually worse off, but at least employers are being asked to play their part in moving Britain away from a low-wage economy.

But there’s a problem. Tom Skinner, Cordinator of the Greater Manchester Living Wage Campaign, explains.

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