Wage rises and tax cuts

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Prime Minister Liz Truss has been urged to raise the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage, along with cutting Employers’ National Insurance, ahead of the ‘mini Budget’ this Friday.

Research from Aspire finds that 40% of respondents want to see an increase to the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage announced on Friday September 23, when new chancellor will deliver a new ‘mini-budget’ aimed at cutting tax and addressing the cost-of-living crisis.

Living conditions for many have been a struggle and still remain to be with the rise of the energy bills and, as such, firms and jobseekers have called for the Government to protect them from soaring inflation and stimulate growth in the jobs market.

These were among the key findings from recruitment agency Aspire’s latest Workplace Trends report – a quarterly study into the trends shaping the world of work. In this report, 42% of more than 500 candidates surveyed called on the government to raise the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage, in light of the cost of living crisis.

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