Summer Budget: The National Living Wage is the rabbit out of the hat

Summer Budget: The National Living Wage is the rabbit

Mike Kelly, head of Living Wage at KPMG comments on the new National Living Wage announcement.


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Mike Kelly, head of Living Wage at KPMG comments on the announcement by the Chancellor on the new National Living Wage. He said: 

“The new compulsory National Living Wage is very welcome news for the more than two million of the working poor who will get a significant pay rise. Enshrining the Living Wage in regulation is a brave move and by 2020 the National Living Wage will reach 60 per cent of median earnings. 

“For employers who are concerned at whether the increased payroll costs will be fully offset by reduced corporation tax and national insurance contributions, our experience has seen lower absence, increased productivity and a more engaged workforce.”


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