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    • Former MSE Paloma
    • By Former MSE Paloma 8th Jul 15, 5:55 PM
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    MSE News: Summer Budget 2015: New National Living Wage to be introduced
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    • 8th Jul 15, 5:55 PM
    MSE News: Summer Budget 2015: New National Living Wage to be introduced 8th Jul 15 at 5:55 PM
    A new National Living Wage will be introduced from April 2016 but it's not all it's cracked up to be...

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    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 8th Jul 15, 7:59 PM
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    • 8th Jul 15, 7:59 PM
    More Tory lies then - dressing up an increase in the Minimum Wage and pretending it's the Living Wage.

    Brilliant - for a con artist!
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    • 8th Jul 15, 8:09 PM
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    • 8th Jul 15, 8:09 PM
    Why even bother calling it a Living Wage?

    He just confused everyone when he said it. I didn't know if he mean't to say Minimum Wage....but got his words mixed up.

    It's a Minimum Wage.....an increase in the Minimum wage, which is a good thing. Why the need to make out it's a Living Wage.
    • Elsterap
    • By Elsterap 15th Jul 15, 2:57 AM
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    • 15th Jul 15, 2:57 AM
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    • 15th Jul 15, 2:57 AM
    Martin says that the real living wage is £7.85. He ignores that this is higher in London and that 7.85 assumes all other factors being as before. Eg Tax credits. So actually it should be much more than 7.85 now!
    • pegginout
    • By pegginout 10th Nov 15, 6:13 PM
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    • 10th Nov 15, 6:13 PM
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    • 10th Nov 15, 6:13 PM
    While I am extremely happy for people on min wage to get this increase, what happens about everyone else?When the min wage came out at £3 (if I remember rightly) I was on £5.80 an hour, nearly double.
    Yet their wage has increased at a faster rate than mine, meaning I am now going to be 91p an hour better off than someone on min wage.
    It doesn't seem right from my point of view ��
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