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A new National Living Wage of £7.20 an hour, an apprenticeship levy for large employers and a youth obligation to ‘earn or learn’, were among the measures affecting the world of jobs and employment, announced by Chancellor George Osborne in today’s summer Budget. Addressing Parliament earlier this afternoon, Osborne revealed the government is to introduce a National Living Wage of £7.20 an hour from next April, which will rise to £9 an hour by 2020.

The new National Living Wage will be compulsory and apply only to people aged 25 and over.

Here at Linda Taylors we welcome the increase and hope that this will encourage more people to return to work.  If you are looking to get back into the job market, or looking for a new role, please contact one of our team and we can let you know how we can help with your next step on the recruitment ladder in and around the Salford and Manchester areas!