"For this policy to be sustainable, Government must offset these costs by reducing others, and impose a moratorium on any further upfront costs for business.". Boris Johnson has failed to confirm the minimum wage will increase next April. The Tory Cabinet minister replied: "In terms of £5.84 an hour I think you're suggesting that's two-thirds of the minimum wage. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. Parliament.uk: MP salary 1 April 2018 is £77,379. WATCH LIVE: An update on coronavirus. The minimum wage is currently £8.72 an hour for people aged 25 and over, £8.20 for 21 to 24-year-olds, £6.45 for 18 to 20-year-olds, £4.55 for under-18s and £4.15 for apprentices. "Whatever happens, a combination of the Job Support Scheme and Universal Credit will mean that nobody gets less than 93% of their current income," he said. Boris Johnson is said to be "subdued" as he steers the country through a pandemic and Brexit negotiations (Image: Andrew Parsons / No10 Downing … Will restaurants close, can children play, will Halloween and Bonfire Night happen - what about care homes, Christmas and crossing borders? Boris Johnson to lower £30,000 wage threshold for immigrants This article is more than 7 months old. Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Jonathan Reynolds tweeted: "The PM’s response to this was factually wrong. It is also paid on the basis of household income, so if a husband has their income cut to 67% and a wife is on 100%, the husband may not be able to top up to 93%. The government’s migration advisory committee said the proposals were “not perfect” and there were “unavoidable, difficult trade-offs”, adding: “The largest impacts will be in low-wage sectors and the government needs to be clear about its plans for lower-skilled work migration.”. "This ambition is welcome but not risk-free. Unison’s assistant general secretary, Christina McAnea, said the UK’s immigration system had “got to work for social care” but the latest recommendations would not “allow a single care worker to come to the UK”. Email us at email@example.com or call 0207 782 4368 . 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The Prime Minister replied he was “proud” of raises to the National Living Wage. Mr Sunak had already unveiled a massive £330billion coronavirus war chest to battle the virus. He had no idea that the average wage for a care worker is a little over £8 an hour, or that half don’t even earn the real living wage of £9.30 an hour. “I think it’s the lowest-paid workers where that figure applies, just to be clear. "With the Government committed to delivering one of the highest wage floors in the world by 2024, we are set for another parliament of big pay rises for the UK's lowest earners of around 5% a year. Speaking in the Commons, the MP for Newport East asked: “Can the Prime Minister rule this out once and for all, recognise working people should not be made to pay for the crisis and confirm that the National Living Wage will rise, as planned, to £9.21 an hour in April?”. They must wait until January for a three-month grant worth just 20% of their average profits, up to £1,875. £5.84 an hour is an amount that is there that can be topped up by Universal Credit.". He said: “I’m all too aware of the difficulties and worries they face. Boris to raise minimum wage by over six percent, as Tories vow to ‘end low pay altogether ... 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