The U.K., New York and California Increase the National Living and Minimum Wage in the Same Week

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The U.K., New York and California Increase the National Living and Minimum Wage in the Same Week

by Sangeeta Haindl

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Increasing the minimum wage in America and the #NLW in the UK http://bit.ly/1p1h0WK via @Justmeans #finance
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 8:00am

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One of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne's big ideas was to increase the National Living Wage (NLW) on 1 April 2016 and wasn’t an April Fools! Not to be confused with either the National Minimum Wage or the Living Wage; this NLW increase should be popular with 1.3m workers aged over 25 who will immediately benefit, boosting the incomes of many of the U.K.'s poorly-paid employees. Though some employers particularly from small businesses have said it will have a negative impact on their profits.

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Sangeeta Haindl writes on women and children; social innovation; social enterprise and social entrepreneurs. She has a particular interest in India. She is the founder of Serendipity PR, in London, U.K., where she works with high-profile brands and organizations in the public, non-profit, and corporate sectors, winning awards for her work from the communications industry. She is was until recently chairman of London's leading conscious well-being organisation, Alternatives, which hosts leading speakers such as Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Neale Donald Walsch and many other well-known names. She describes herself as a Spiritual Entrepreneur, Conscious Explorer; enjoying helping others, paying it forward and being a mum.

Keywords: Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment | America | California Minimum Wage | Chancellor of the Exchequer | Justmeans | Minimum Wage | New York Minimum Wage | UK National Living Wage | living wage

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