Saturday, November 10, 2012

"This withering assault on farm workers' wages is a race to the bottom"

While on route in car to Ypres. I sent this response to the consultation

"This is an awful and damaging proposal which will not only cause poverty and hardship for families, it further wreck our economy.

Wages will be cut, demand and consumption will be reduced at a time that the rural and wider economy needs greater spending power not less.

The taxpayer will be left to pay out more in top up tax credits and housing benefits to subsidise poverty wages. Leaving even less money to be invested in the economy and pay off the deficit.

This proposed measure is economic illiteracy"

Email DEFTA - awbconsultation@defra.gsi.gov.uk to join in and make your points.
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