Originally posted by skuly
From a few months ago in the FT
Ministers are considering freezing or even cutting the minimum wage, despite embarking on the largest contraction to date in the welfare state with the aim of making “work pay”.
The wage, paid to almost a million low paid workers at companies such as retailers and manufacturers, has never been cut since its introduction in 1999.
But Downing Street said on Tuesday morning the business department was mulling over a report from the Low Pay Commission, which recommends the wage level, and could end up reducing the rate.
Click the FT in the google search as a direct link won't work.
Originally posted by PerfectAnomoly
Unfortunately, what your diatribe does not reference, is the fact that MP's are taking a £6,000 cut in their benefits and allowances..... which means they will still be on the same wage effectively... and there will be no additional cost to the tax payer....
Please include all the information and research your facts thoroughly before launching into your vitriol..
I understand your frustration....
In fact, Thatcher tried to solve the problem of UK MP's wages in the eighties by increasing MP's expenses allowances... and we all know how that ended...
Actually, compared to MP's from other countries... the UK's MP's are one of the lowest played groups of ministers in the developed world...
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
And to those moaning about their own pay, if you don't like it get a better job. I know many will say there isn't the work out there but in my experience skilled workers are in short supply. The company I work for can't get staff despite paying well above average rates.
You could say the same to MPs couldn't you? If you don't like the pay, step down and get a better job. Make way for someone who isn't in it for the money. MPs receive a generous pay and benefits for a civil servant.