Disregard . . .
The Government’s decision to hike a minimum wage that was already the highest in the developed world, by $1.20 to $17.70, showed callous disregard for small businesses according to Act leader David Seymour. Such a hike would dump massive new costs on small businesses, meaning they will be less able to take on new staff, he said. “For young, unskilled workers looking to get a foot on the employment ladder, this will come as a cruel blow. The last minimum wage hike destroyed 3000 jobs”