DO YOU THINK THE MINIMUM WAGE SHOULD BE REDUCED TO ENCOURAGE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT?

ALEX TROTTER | HAYWARDS AVIATION
“I think that improving education would be a better way to encourage youth employment rather than focusing on the minimum wage. I don’t necessarily think that changing it will affect youth unemployment.”

PETE GODFREY | JRP UNDERWRITING
“If the minimum wage were reduced, there’s a danger that a lot of people would find it better to not work, putting an enormous burden on the government. People should not be rewarded for not working.”

CLIVE GILBERT | INCEPTA
“There is a danger of exploiting youth by way of minimum salary and internships, but anything that could be done to encourage employment is a positive thing. The new £3.68 rate for 18-20 year olds is miserly.”