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Low pay commissioners visit Blackburn

TWO Low Pay Commissioners will visit Blackburn tomorrow on a fact-finding mission about the National Minimum Wage.

It is one of a number of visits the Low Pay Commission has made around the country this year to gather information on how the minimum wage is operating.

The Commission is a statutory body that advises the Government on the National Minimum Wage.

John Hannett and Professor Steve Machin will meet a number of representatives in Blackburn to hear first hand what impact the National Minimum Wage is having on businesses and workers.

Mr Hannett said: “Hearing directly from those affected by the National Minimum Wage is an important part of the Commission’s work and informs our recommendations to the Government.”

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4:20pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Libra1 says...

can they also pay a visit to Darwen too or are is Darwen not on the radar ?
can they also pay a visit to Darwen too or are is Darwen not on the radar ? Libra1
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12:02am Tue 18 Dec 12

woolywords says...

More to the point, who is representing Blackburn?
Not a single person scraping by on minumum wages, paying for private rented accommodation and Child Support, I'll bet. Won't be listening to their concerns over how the housing benefit changes are going to mean that they cannot spend any true quality time with their children because they can't spend weekends or holiday times together in an home.
It will be another glad-handing jolly and free lunch with those whom have never been in similar circumstances and couldn't explain the meaning of fuel poverty, if their lives depended on it.
Get you backsides down the M6 and don't rub peoples noses in it with fake 'fact-finding missions'. You people utterly gall me and along with those whom purport to represent those on low income, more so.
Far better it would have been, if you had put on a free lunch, of pies, peas and gravy, that was widely advertised and with an open invitation to people who live in such circumstances, instead of this mid-week, creeping in and out like a thief in the night tactics. Speak to people that are really affected, through no fault of their own. Listen to how they have to watch every penny they spend, in order to buy a few meagre items from a pound shop as gifts to their children this Christmas.
Then and only then, can you really state in your report that which is truthful, instead of concocting some tale that is more suited to the Brothers Grimm than deserving of record in Hansard.
It is worthy of note that, by the time you complete your report, over 300 thousand people will sink below the poverty line and that they won't get a mention.
All this, as this country ships out millions upon millions in aid to countries that cannot understand why we are doing it or those whom squander it on another wonderful Presidential palace. Then again, spend a couple of billions on a new nuclear submarine that will never launch it's weapons, equate that with costs of free school meals for ALL children in the UK.
Keep going, at the rate we are going in this country, some third world, banana republic is going to hold a 'Band Aid' concert for the children in this country that aren't getting proper nutritional meals.
More to the point, who is representing Blackburn? Not a single person scraping by on minumum wages, paying for private rented accommodation and Child Support, I'll bet. Won't be listening to their concerns over how the housing benefit changes are going to mean that they cannot spend any true quality time with their children because they can't spend weekends or holiday times together in an home. It will be another glad-handing jolly and free lunch with those whom have never been in similar circumstances and couldn't explain the meaning of fuel poverty, if their lives depended on it. Get you backsides down the M6 and don't rub peoples noses in it with fake 'fact-finding missions'. You people utterly gall me and along with those whom purport to represent those on low income, more so. Far better it would have been, if you had put on a free lunch, of pies, peas and gravy, that was widely advertised and with an open invitation to people who live in such circumstances, instead of this mid-week, creeping in and out like a thief in the night tactics. Speak to people that are really affected, through no fault of their own. Listen to how they have to watch every penny they spend, in order to buy a few meagre items from a pound shop as gifts to their children this Christmas. Then and only then, can you really state in your report that which is truthful, instead of concocting some tale that is more suited to the Brothers Grimm than deserving of record in Hansard. It is worthy of note that, by the time you complete your report, over 300 thousand people will sink below the poverty line and that they won't get a mention. All this, as this country ships out millions upon millions in aid to countries that cannot understand why we are doing it or those whom squander it on another wonderful Presidential palace. Then again, spend a couple of billions on a new nuclear submarine that will never launch it's weapons, equate that with costs of free school meals for ALL children in the UK. Keep going, at the rate we are going in this country, some third world, banana republic is going to hold a 'Band Aid' concert for the children in this country that aren't getting proper nutritional meals. woolywords
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8:26am Sat 22 Dec 12

hunter3062 says...

are these the same people who let me and my co workers down a few years ago??? they are indeed. about as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike..paid 30 hours and forced to work 60 and blow me they backed the company oh well least i no longer work there..
are these the same people who let me and my co workers down a few years ago??? they are indeed. about as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike..paid 30 hours and forced to work 60 and blow me they backed the company oh well least i no longer work there.. hunter3062
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