ITV News followers on Facebook have been reacting to Labour leader Ed Miliband’s attempt to encourage companies to pay the Living Wage, which was increased today to £8.55 in London and £7.45 elsewhere.
I think the unemployed should work for the payout if they have been out of work for more than six months… As a business owner trying to make a go of things, I get zero benefits even though I have had no income for the last three months.
It’s not about paying a higher wage - bring down the cost of living that would make the difference - small businesses won't be able to afford that and will have to close.
As the manager of an organisation caring for the elderly, we would dearly love to pay our staff the recommended living wage.
To employ one carer for 24 hours on this wage with pension and national insurance would cost us £201.84.
The government pay us £47.66 per day to care for each elderly resident. Some things just don't add up.
More top news
Some trusts are not charging overseas patients despite them not being entitled to free treatment, a new report has revealed.
The vice presidential candidate was travelling with his wife, daughter and several campaign advisers, but no one was injured.
They deny a 'sweetheart deal' - but a senior source told ITV News the government promised to support such firms in the event of Brexit.