How to get a proper living wage: don't tax it

6 November 2012

ASI Senior Fellow Tim Worstall writes in The Times on the living wage and argues that instead of bullying employers, the government should let low-paid workers keep every penny they earn. 

Tim argues that the Milibands are ignoring the vile stupidity of taxing the poor. Instead of pushing for a Living Wage we should stop taxing low-paid workers and raise the tax-free threshold.

You can read his article in The Times here (£).

Meanwhile Sam Bowman took part in a forum debate in City AM against Boris Johnson arguing that a rise in London's Living Wage doesn't make sense. He argued that raising the minimum wage would destroy job opportunities for low skilled and young potential employees and harm the very people the policy is supposed to help.

You can read his argument here

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