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 SMEs take profit hit to pay living wage

Nearly two-thirds (64%) of small firms impacted by the National Living Wage have met the latest rise to £7.50 per hour by taking lower profits, according to the FSB. Some 39% have put up prices, while 24% have cancelled or scaled down investment plans. A fifth have reduced staff hours (22%) or hired fewer workers (19%).

Source: Yorkshire Post (04/08/2017)

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