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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Minimum vs Living Wage
Posted by: Guy Lambert
Date/Time: 10/07/15 20:49:00

It's actually an outrageous George Osborne scam. The living wage (as set by the Living Wage Foundation) has been going for years, is based on an assessment of what minimum wage is needed for people to live, with a separate rate for London (for obvious reasons)
Osborne has stolen the expression 'Living Wage' and applied it to a mildly uprated minimum wage (which everybody agrees is not enough to live on)
At the same time he has cut in work benefits (NB, benefits for people who work, not 'scroungers')such that all bar the top 20% of incomes will be worse off (source: Institute of Fiscal Studies) with those in the lowest 30% of income worse off by about 20 per week.
Invest in food banks, they'll be a booming industry. Perhaps IDS already has.

(Note also that this is the third major change in the so-called long term economic plan since last October. He gets through long term plans like some football clubs get through managers)


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Minimum vs Living Wage 08/07/15 15:33:00 Claire Moran
   Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 08/07/15 17:57:00 Micki Hawkes
      Re:Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 08/07/15 18:18:00 Julian Pavey
      Re:Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 08/07/15 18:19:00 Micki Hawkes
         Re:Re:Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 08/07/15 18:24:00 Peter Millman
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 08/07/15 18:49:00 Claire Moran
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 08/07/15 18:55:00 Micki Hawkes
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 08/07/15 18:58:00 Claire Moran
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 08/07/15 19:00:00 Anne England
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 08/07/15 19:08:00 Claire Moran
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 08/07/15 19:11:00 Micki Hawkes
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 08/07/15 19:16:00 Micki Hawkes
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 08/07/15 19:22:00 David Roberts
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 08/07/15 19:25:00 Micki Hawkes
      Re:Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 09/07/15 00:33:00 Robin Cox
         Re:Re:Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 09/07/15 06:00:00 Micki Hawkes
      Re:Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 09/07/15 09:57:00 Vanessa Smith
         Re:Re:Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 09/07/15 10:03:00 Claire Moran
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 09/07/15 10:15:00 Jonathan Bingham
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 10/07/15 07:23:00 Philippa Bond
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 10/07/15 07:30:00 Philippa Bond
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 10/07/15 21:07:00 David Roberts
   Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 10/07/15 13:01:00 Robin Cox
      Re:Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 10/07/15 14:34:00 Claire Moran
         Re:Re:Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 10/07/15 20:49:00 Guy Lambert
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Minimum vs Living Wage 12/07/15 20:57:00 Michael Brown

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