low pay commission

  • Chancellor hints at real terms NMW hike

    16 January 2014

    The Chancellor George Osborne is reported to be backing calls for the national miminum wage to rise to £7 per hour this October.

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  • CPAG statement on Chancellor's NMW comments

    January 17, 2014
    press release

    Responding to the Chancellor George Osborne’s comments this afternoon on increasing the minimum wage above inflation, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said:

    “This is a very welcome suggestion from the Chancellor and it would do a great deal of good both for the poorest working families and for the economy.

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  • Minimum wage rise below inflation tightens squeeze on families

    March 20, 2012
    press release

    Commenting on the decision by Ministers to adopt the proposals of the Low Pay Commission for a rise in the National Minimum wage below inflation, and a freeze for younger workers, the Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, Alison Garnham, said:

    “This is another turn of the screw on families working hard in the lowest paid jobs.

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