A decision on whether to increase the minimum wage has been deferred by the Low Pay Commission, amid concerns over employers’ ability to afford any rise.
The nine-person commission is required to make a recommendation to the government every July on whether the hourly rate should be increased.
The commission has recommended increases for the last four years, with the minimum wage increasing from €8.65 to €9.15 at the start of 2016 and increasing...
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