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Summer budget 2015: Osborne is right to raise wages, but a clearer productivity plan is required
John Van Reenen
July 2015
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Yesterday, George Osborne delivered the new government’s first budget in which he surprised many by hiking the minimum wage significantly. John Van Reenen reviews the measures introduced, writing that the Chancellor is right to want to raise wages, but the best way to do this and maintain employment is through concrete plans to raise productivity. The budget, however, contained too little detail on […]