Labour leader Ed Miliband has said companies which agree to increase the pay of those on low incomes will be offered tax breaks under a Labour government.
However some small businesses are already warning it would still be unaffordable, despite the cuts worth up to £100 per worker.
ITV News Correspondent Neil Connery reports.
More top news
Investigations into two MPs on both sides of the House are set to conclude - and both are proving tricky for their party leaders.
A trade union representative said the strike would either disrupt flights or generate substantial costs for the airline.
Joanne Adam needed a new liver, bowel, pancreas, and stomach, including her small and large intestine, after a rare tumour was discovered.