19/03/2017 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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19/03/2017

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Increases to the national living wage could lead to a shortage

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of people willing to work in the fields of Lincolnshire.

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That's according to a major producer of vegetables in the county.

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From April, workers over 25 will be paid at least ?7.50 an hour.

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But as the rate increases, some farmers are warning that people

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will turn their back on the agricultural

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On this farm, workers earn up to ?15 an hour for harvesting leaks.

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On this farm, workers earn up to ?15 an hour for harvesting leeks.

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A pay rate nearly double the Government's national living wage -

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but as the gap between the two narrows - one employer

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says his workers will have less incentive to do

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We need to increase rates to keep the differential

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because we want to remain an attractive place to work

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It is hard work and if things carry on as they are,

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what we will find is that we just stop doing it.

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From April - low paid workers will see an extra 30p per hour

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In Lincoln, this coffee shop has plans to increase trade,

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so its owner can afford the increase in wages.

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I need to increase the amount of sales we have and if we grow

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It has an impact but part of planning as they make sure

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the impact is mitigated and so it would have an immediate

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At 20 years old, Matthew Smith could be paid the minimum wage

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but receives the same pay as his older colleagues.

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I do think it is unfair that people don't get the same

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I live on my own and the extra ?40 a month goes that bit further.

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Knowing I have that little extra disposable cash than I had

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in the past in previous jobs makes life easier.

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Ruddocks design and print is one of nearly 30 companies in Lincoln

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volunteering to pay what campaigners call the 'real living wage'

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If you can't afford that you can't afford it and I don't think it's

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fair to think that it's just across the board everybody should

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just pay it, but I certainly think if you can afford

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that it is the right thing to do and it'll only makes for better

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It's expected minimum hourly rates will reach ?9 by 2020 -

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whilst thousands of workers will benefit - it's feared it

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could lead to a shortfall of those willing to work

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An East Yorkshire MP has defended proposed changes to the way

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education is funded amid claims that many schools could be worse-off.

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Some Conservative MPs say they won't support changes

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to the school funding formula, which one study claimed could see

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the average secondary school lose the equivalent of six teachers.

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But the Beverley and Holderness MP, Graham Stuart insists many

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At a time of constraint, it's very difficult to do redistribution

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but that is going ahead and I certainly expect

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the government to go through with that, ensuring those

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areas that have historically been underfunded get

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My area, one of the lowest funded in the whole country,

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40 out of 50 schools will see an improvement.

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?7 million a year extra will go to local schools

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in Beverley and Holderness and across the East Riding

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Work is under way to remove the 75 foot wind turbine blade

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The blade, which has been there since January,

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will be transported back to the Siemens factory

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Some say it will be missed once it's gone.

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There are huge amount of people that don't want to see yet gone and a

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movement to keep it in the city centre but we have to keep moving

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forward than the blade is out and poppies will be coming in so plenty

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more from that came from. Hope you've had a good weekend but

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there is only one way the temperature is going for the next

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few days and that is down. A couple of showers across the East Yorkshire

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and Lincolnshire, quite blustery with south-westerly winds. A dry

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start tomorrow morning but doesn't last, further outbreaks of rain,

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some heavy. The air behind is a lot colder but brightening up lately.

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Very cold and turning chilly on Tuesday and Wednesday with someone

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wintry showers. That's all from us for now,

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but we'll be back on the air first thing with your first bulletin

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of week at 6.25 in the morning. Until then, enjoy the

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rest of your evening. Good evening. There is some rain

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coming into the southern half of the UK as we speak. I think by the end

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of the night it will have got into the Midlands and much of East Anglia

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as well. A bit of a breeze here as well. Some gusty winds and snow on

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the hills of Scotland. With all of that going

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