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V731 - Living Wage Bill 2014 watch

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    V731 - Living Wage Bill 2014, TSR Government

    Living Wage Bill 2014
    An Act raising the minimum wage to the living wage.

    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

    1: Contracts of Employment
    (1) All employees shall have a contract of employment detailing their hourly wage.
    (2) All employers must provide a written payslip upon the payment of wages.

    2: Minimum Wage
    (1) It is an offence to employ somebody for less per hour than the hourly living wage.
    (2) The living wage shall be the amount determined by the Living Wage Foundation.

    3: Commencement, Short Title and Extent
    (1) This Act may be cited as the Living Wage Act 2014.
    (2) This bill shall extend to the British Republic; and
    (3) Shall come into force on 1st April 2016.



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    The living wage as currently set by the Living Wage Foundation is £7.65 outside of London and £8.80 within London.
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    Once again LWF has risen the minimum wage... Nay.
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    Nay, only because of : (2) The living wage shall be the amount determined by the Living Wage Foundation.
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    'Nay'.

    While i do believe that business can support a higher minimum wage and i personally would raise it to £8 per hour (especially because TSR has abolished business rates and VAT), i think that it should be based on what business can cope with rather than what people need. I'm also not very keen on a separate London living wage.
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    (Original post by tehFrance)
    Once again LWF has risen the minimum wage... Nay.
    That's not relevant to the bill itself though - it's only in the notes section.
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    I'm not too sure that £7.65 is high enough, it depends on your hours really.
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    (Original post by O133)
    That's not relevant to the bill itself though - it's only in the notes section.
    Of course it's relevant seeing as the LWF will effectively be controlling the minimum wage in the country if this bill passes.
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    (Original post by Nigel Farage MEP)
    Of course it's relevant seeing as the LWF will effectively be controlling the minimum wage in the country if this bill passes.
    It doesn't affect the power of the bill to enforce the current living wage though.
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    (Original post by O133)
    It doesn't affect the power of the bill to enforce the current living wage though.
    The living wage needs to be separated from an organisation with an agenda. Having a living wage is one thing but if this bill passes, the government will be moving the living wage figures to match the LWF. Legally binding the government to a separate organisation in this way makes manipulation easy. The government would not want a bill legally binding its spending to what the TaxPayer's Alliance says. I do not see why this is any different. A better alternative is to have the government set up a department constantly reviewing the living wage and acting accordingly.
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    I have an agenda, tax breaks for my 'charity'...
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    I'd like to switch my abstention to a nay, if possible
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    (Original post by Faland)
    QFA
    Just highlighting the post above in case you've not seen it.
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    (Original post by Fernand126)
    I'd like to switch my abstention to a nay, if possible
    Done. :yy:
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    (Original post by Faland)
    Done. :yy:
    Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

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    The Ayes to the right: 20
    The Noes to the left: 17
    Abstentions: 3

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