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Sunday, 21 September 2014

Don't hold your breath

So Ed Miliband has decided that the minimum wage should be £8 per hour. Good for him, standing up for the poor and downtrodden, who will welcome the step up from the £6.50 that they are due to get from 1 October.

Oh, but what's that? He plans to do that by 2020.  I assume that means by 1 October 2020, 6 years from the next increase, which works out at an annual compound rate of 3.52%, comfortably above the 2% inflation target set by the BoE and way above the 3.01% increase between 2013 and 2014.

A whole extra 0.51% more than under the "evil Tories"®.

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