Posts Tagged “minimum wage”

Vince Cable nails Labour’s crass and inaccurate attacks on Lib Dems’ support for the minimum wage

by Stephen Tall on January 15, 2014

Sometimes you’ll hear Labour folk claim, with absolute certainty, that the Lib Dems opposed the introduction of the minimum wage in 1998. They’re wrong, as a glance at the voting record shows not a single Lib Dem MP voted against and 26 voted in favour. Today Labour’s shadow secretary of state for Work and Pensions, […]

Vince increases the minimum wage. It’s the right decision, but we do need to get local about it.

by Stephen Tall on April 15, 2013

This was the Mirror (and many other news outlets) two weeks ago: Minimum wage cut fears: Fury as Government considers ‘kicking’ low-paid workers The reality? The Government has accepted the independent Low Pay Commission’s recommendations to increase both the adult and youth National Minimum Wage rates. The BBC reports: Minimum wage to increase to £6.31 […]