Guarantee the Minimum Wage for interns

Young people are now expected to work unpaid at the start of their careers as the very few opportunities that exist are "for "interns". These are, in the main, just unpaid work.

We have a minimum wage in this country, a guaranteed sum which must be paid to every worker, however this is being abused by employers who think that, by calling their jobs "internships", they can avoid paying the legal minimum. The Minimum Wage regulations should be amended to cover "internships" (they are not mentioned at all) and for employers to be required to pay all young people what they should be paying them.

Why is this idea important?

Young people are now expected to work unpaid at the start of their careers as the very few opportunities that exist are "for "interns". These are, in the main, just unpaid work.

We have a minimum wage in this country, a guaranteed sum which must be paid to every worker, however this is being abused by employers who think that, by calling their jobs "internships", they can avoid paying the legal minimum. The Minimum Wage regulations should be amended to cover "internships" (they are not mentioned at all) and for employers to be required to pay all young people what they should be paying them.

Scrap Sunday opening restrictions

The Government has no business telling people what they can and can't do on Sundays.  If there are enough people who want to shop on Sundays to make it worthwhile opening the shops then shopkeepers should be free to open whenever they want.  The current position is quite illogical.  The principle of Sunday shopping is accepted, and small shops can open all hours; but ludicrous restrictions are put on large shops.  If shopping is OK in a small shop then it's OK in a large one.

Why is this idea important?

The Government has no business telling people what they can and can't do on Sundays.  If there are enough people who want to shop on Sundays to make it worthwhile opening the shops then shopkeepers should be free to open whenever they want.  The current position is quite illogical.  The principle of Sunday shopping is accepted, and small shops can open all hours; but ludicrous restrictions are put on large shops.  If shopping is OK in a small shop then it's OK in a large one.

Reform the National Minimum Wage to allow profit-share enterprises

Simply that the burden of paying the National Minimum Wage should be lifted from enterprises where the Employee or Worker has a share in any profits or gross earnings of that enterprise.

Why is this idea important?

Simply that the burden of paying the National Minimum Wage should be lifted from enterprises where the Employee or Worker has a share in any profits or gross earnings of that enterprise.