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Increases to the national living wage could lead to a shortage
of people willing to work in the fields of Lincolnshire.
That's according to a major producer of vegetables in the county.
From April, workers over 25 will be paid at least ?7.50 an hour.
But as the rate increases, some farmers are warning that people
will turn their back on the agricultural
On this farm, workers earn up to ?15 an hour for harvesting leaks.
On this farm, workers earn up to ?15 an hour for harvesting leeks.
A pay rate nearly double the Government's national living wage -
but as the gap between the two narrows - one employer
says his workers will have less incentive to do
We need to increase rates to keep the differential
because we want to remain an attractive place to work
It is hard work and if things carry on as they are,
what we will find is that we just stop doing it.
From April - low paid workers will see an extra 30p per hour
In Lincoln, this coffee shop has plans to increase trade,
so its owner can afford the increase in wages.
I need to increase the amount of sales we have and if we grow
It has an impact but part of planning as they make sure
the impact is mitigated and so it would have an immediate
At 20 years old, Matthew Smith could be paid the minimum wage
but receives the same pay as his older colleagues.
I do think it is unfair that people don't get the same
I live on my own and the extra ?40 a month goes that bit further.
Knowing I have that little extra disposable cash than I had
in the past in previous jobs makes life easier.
Ruddocks design and print is one of nearly 30 companies in Lincoln
volunteering to pay what campaigners call the 'real living wage'
If you can't afford that you can't afford it and I don't think it's
fair to think that it's just across the board everybody should
just pay it, but I certainly think if you can afford
that it is the right thing to do and it'll only makes for better
It's expected minimum hourly rates will reach ?9 by 2020 -
whilst thousands of workers will benefit - it's feared it
could lead to a shortfall of those willing to work
An East Yorkshire MP has defended proposed changes to the way
education is funded amid claims that many schools could be worse-off.
Some Conservative MPs say they won't support changes
to the school funding formula, which one study claimed could see
the average secondary school lose the equivalent of six teachers.
But the Beverley and Holderness MP, Graham Stuart insists many
At a time of constraint, it's very difficult to do redistribution
but that is going ahead and I certainly expect
the government to go through with that, ensuring those
areas that have historically been underfunded get
My area, one of the lowest funded in the whole country,
40 out of 50 schools will see an improvement.
?7 million a year extra will go to local schools
in Beverley and Holderness and across the East Riding
Work is under way to remove the 75 foot wind turbine blade
The blade, which has been there since January,
will be transported back to the Siemens factory
Some say it will be missed once it's gone.
There are huge amount of people that don't want to see yet gone and a
movement to keep it in the city centre but we have to keep moving
forward than the blade is out and poppies will be coming in so plenty
more from that came from. Hope you've had a good weekend but
there is only one way the temperature is going for the next
few days and that is down. A couple of showers across the East Yorkshire
and Lincolnshire, quite blustery with south-westerly winds. A dry
start tomorrow morning but doesn't last, further outbreaks of rain,
some heavy. The air behind is a lot colder but brightening up lately.
Very cold and turning chilly on Tuesday and Wednesday with someone
wintry showers. That's all from us for now,
but we'll be back on the air first thing with your first bulletin
of week at 6.25 in the morning. Until then, enjoy the
rest of your evening. Good evening. There is some rain
coming into the southern half of the UK as we speak. I think by the end
of the night it will have got into the Midlands and much of East Anglia
as well. A bit of a breeze here as well. Some gusty winds and snow on
the hills of Scotland. With all of that going