TUC calls for increase in minimum wage


TUC calls for increase in minimum wage
The Trade Union Congress' (TUC) general secretary has called for the national minimum wage to be increased.

Brendan Barber cited new research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which found that a single person living in Britain needs to earn at least £13,400 a year before tax to afford a basic standard of living. This rises to £26,800 for a couple with two children.

Currently, state benefits provide for less than half the minimum budget for single people and two-thirds for those with children, while pensioners receive three-quarters of the basic income.

According to these figures, a single person working full-time would have to be paid £6.88 an hour to earn an annual income of £13,400, but the minimum wage currently only stands at £5.52.

This, Mr Barber said, "is useful evidence that benefits rates and the national minimum wage should both be set higher".

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