Politics

Peter Burke calls on Low Pay Commission to consider pace of living wage introduction

Minister for Enterprise said the commission is independent but he hoped it would consider the impact of recent changes on small firms

Peter Burke: “We are all very aware, and the Low Pay Commission [is] too, in terms of the pressures that our SME sector is under.”

The Low Pay Commission should consider the increased costs facing businesses in Ireland when making its recommendation in July regarding further increases to the minimum wage, Peter Burke has said.

The minister for enterprise was speaking after the government announced a new support package for small and medium enterprises on Wednesday.

As reported by the Business Post on Sunday, the government is eyeing a controversial delay to the national living wage or to more slowly ...