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Authors: Ian Brinkley
08 July 2015
Commenting on today's budget, Ian Brinkley, chief economist at Lancaster University’s Work Foundation, said:
“The Chancellor’s bombshell announcement of a National Living Wage is a bold intervention that will increase the relative wages of many low paid workers. Equally surprising was the levy on large firms to help sustain more high quality apprenticeships. Both indicate a new willingness to intervene directly in the labour market, albeit driven by a desire to reduce future welfare bills, that is both welcome and surprising. Less impressive was the sustained freeze on public sector pay, which will simply add to recruitment and retention difficulties”
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