AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Midlands
Someone over 21 and working 40 hours per week on basic minimum wage is getting less than £250 per week £12.7K per annum
From which they ahve to pay Tax and Ins etc. which doesn't leave them alot to live on.
Someone over 21 and not working at all can get a similiar amount to live on.
I say lower benifits to encourage more people to work even at basic minimum wage.
There are lots of basic minimum wage jobs, albeit the less attractive ones, unfulfilled.
Only when the unemployed is down to very little can have the minimum wage increased.
Just my opinion of course having experienced both good (£50K+) and minimum wages but never being unemployed.
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