The new UK Living Wage was one of the most talked about points of George Osborne’s 2015 summer budget. It’s set to take effect in April of this year at £7.20 per hour, but is promised to rise to £9 per hour by the end of the decade. However, this substantial rise in the Living Wage only apply to people aged over 25. Cabinet Office minister Matthew Hancock said that workers under 25 don’t deserve the new living wage because they are “not as productive” as older workers, do you agree with his assessment?
Should The Living Wage Also Apply To Under 25s?
- Yes, every UK worker deserves the Living Wage (41%)
- Yes, but it should only extend to people over 21 (38%)
- No, the Living Wage should only apply to over 25s (21%)