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SGF Welcome Small Business Focus in Minimum Wage Review

The Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF) has welcomed the Coalition Government’s announcement that the Low Pay Commission will review the national minimum wage and its impact, with particular reference to small firms.

John Drummond Chief Executive of SGF said:

“SGF is supportive of the NMW which provides a minimum standard that wages cannot fall below. Retailers try hard to pay above this rate but it has become increasing difficult to maintain staffing levels and reward loyalty and experience due to a squeeze on differentials caused by the year on year above inflation increases in the NMW.”

SGF submits written evidence to the Low Pay Commission each year.