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CBI comments on minimum wage rise

Katja Hall, CBI deputy director-general, said, “The rise in the National Minimum Wage will help hard-pressed families, but can only be one part of the answer when it comes to raising living standards and ensuring everyone feels the benefits of growth.

“Business and politicians must do more to help people progress in their careers and help them move into roles with increased pay.

“It is vital that any rise is based on sound economic evidence, so political parties should refrain from interfering in the future decision-making of the independent Low Pay Commission to avoid jeopardising the broad business support the National Minimum Wage enjoys."

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