Rising wage bill could lead to service cuts

By Chris Mahony | 21 June 2022

Government pledges on the National Living Wage (NLW) could cost councils at least £400m over the next two years and force further service cuts, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

The Low Pay Commission has suggested the NLW could rise from £9.50 this year to somewhere between £10.58 and £11.33 from April 2024.

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