We Need More Support For Those On The Breadline, As Well As The Jam People

Paying workers a decent wage has been shown to improve productivity too. Research by the Living Wage Foundation shows that higher wages mean a happier and, therefore, more productive workforce. Higher wages have also been shown to reduce staff absenteeism. Currently, however, under-25s are not entitled to the National ‘Living Wage’. Extending this new minimum wage to cover young people would help them to live independently and get on with their lives.

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