ACS is calling on retailers to respond its National Living Wage survey 2016 to inform the convenience sector’s response to the Low Pay Commission’s call for evidence on minimum wage and the new living rates.
The chancellor, George Osborne, announced that from April next year, a new living wage of £7.20 will be introduced. The Low Pay Commission has asked for evidence on the impact that the national living wage will have on businesses and what the future National Minimum Wage should be for 2016.
ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “We need retailers’ support to communicate the real business impact that increases to the National Living Wage and Minimum Wage will have. I urge all retailers to respond to our survey.
“We need to make the Low Pay Commission and the chancellor understand that huge hikes in wage rates have damaging implications for job creation and investment decisions for local shops across the country.”
The results will feature in the ACS submission to the Low Pay Commission (LPC) later this year. The deadline for responses is 25th September 2015.