Hospitality firms face 19% cost hikes by 2026 due to rise in living wage – government report

Simon Coveney to outline further supports for businesses impacted most by recent legislative changes

The study found that there would also be a broad range of benefits arising from the recent legislative changes in the long-term, including improved living standards for employees and greater retention of staff in industries with typically high turnovers. Picture:

Small hospitality businesses in Ireland could see costs rise by up to 19 per cent over the next two years ahead of forthcoming increases to the living wage, a government report into recent legislative changes has concluded.

Simon Coveney, the minister for enterprise, will seek Cabinet approval on Tuesday for the publication of a study into business costs which assessed the cumulative impact of improved working conditions in Ireland.

The study examined recent changes like ...