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The Big Question: What is the UK minimum wage and when will it increase?

With the British economy in dire straits thanks to inflation soaring to 10.1 per cent and driving up the price of consumer goods while salaries stagnate and a winter of extortionate energy bills awaits, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called for the minimum wage to be raised “as soon as possible”.

 

“Every worker should be able to afford a decent standard of living,” said TUC general-secretary Frances O’Grady. “But millions of low-paid workers live wage packet to wage packet, struggling to get by – and they are now being pushed to the brink by eye-watering bills and soaring prices.”

 

So what is the rate now, when might it next rise and what are the arguments surrounding the extent of future increases?

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“It’s clear to me, and I think to many people, that people ought to be paid the rate for the job, regardless of the age they are. If they’re working as hard doing the same job, why should they be discriminated against simply because they’re under 23?”

– Frances O’Grady, general-secretary of the Trades Union Congress, calls for the national minimum wage to be standardised and not discriminate against younger people.

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