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New National Living Wage to give living standards boost to over a million workers

From 1 April 2016, workers in the UK aged over 25 earning the minimum rate of £6.70 per hour will see a 50p increase. The National Living Wage supports the government’s vision of a higher wage, lower welfare, lower tax society. More than 70% of workers have said they will feel more positive for themselves and their families as a result of the introduction of the new National Living Wage, announced by the Chancellor at the Summer Budget. The findings are part of a new government survey which also shows that 59% of respondents will feel more motivated at work as a result of the increase in their pay packets.
Category: Employment » Minimum wage. Area(s) of law: Employment.
Source: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

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