Unemployment is back below its pre-pandemic level. But the rising cost of living limits the upsides.
Adopting this voluntary standard helps not only recipients, but businesses and the wider economy too.
This policy threatens their work, training and future. The Government should think again.
So how do we get more good, high-paying jobs into poorer areas? One specific opportunity relevant in a lot of Red Wall seats is advanced manufacturing.
There are benefits all round when employers adopt the higher, voluntary rate, and the public sector ought to be setting an example.
Plus: The train of communism stalls but the train of conservatism stutters. And: Tackling Burning Injustices does not mean taxing milkshakes.
We must turbo-charge the vehicle of British entrepreneurship as we drive across the Brexit bridge which should connect us with the rest of the world.
It’s not just an auction of promises we can never win, but an essential way to reach out to an increasingly consumerist electorate.
A new study shows that paying a living wage is good for employees, and that it’s proving to make good business sense too.
George Osborne ignored the well-justified caution which had kept minimum wage rises so modest, and the evidence that his ploy will harm employment growth.