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Osborne: 'Britain does have a low-pay problem'

July 9th, 2015

Episode 471 of 1333 episodes

Chancellor George Osborne made a surprise announcement in Wednesday's budget of a new national living wage of 7.20 from next April. "Britain does have a low-pay problem," he told Today. "It’s a country… that has not been productive enough. "We have a welfare system that is unsustainable."

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