Plans to introduce a living wage

BKL tax partner David Whiscombe comments via the UK200Group on George Osborne’s plans to introduce a living wage as announced in yesterday’s Summer Budget.


‘It’s about fairness. It simply isn’t reasonable for employers, regardless of size, to pay an employee less than a living wage and rely on taxpayers to top up the wage packet. In-work benefits must go hand in hand with a requirement to pay a living wage if a welfare dependency culture is to be avoided.’


Further comment is available on the UK200Group website.



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