On the 1st April the Government's living wage will come into force, giving those over 25 an increase in their hourly rate. The question posted by The Independent is whether the under 25s should also benefit from the change.
I don't necessarily agree with the opinion attributed to Matthew Hancock that younger workers are "not as productive" as older workers as it seems rather generalised. Surely the under 25s are also just trying to "earn a living"!
What is your view?
The minimum wage for those under 25 will remain at £6.70 an hour, £5.30 for under 21-year-olds and £3.87 for under 18s. Matthew Hancock, a Conservative Cabinet Office minister, revealed in January that younger workers would not get a pay rise because they are “not as productive” as older workers.