Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Cost of Living, Minimum Wage Increases and Report of Low Pay Commission: Discussion

Photo of Paul MurphyPaul Murphy (Dublin South West, RISE)
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I thank our visitors for their submissions.

To pursue that further, in the presentation from Mr. Courtney, he states, "When we made our recommendation of a 7.6% increase in the national minimum wage inflation was predicted to be 4% in 2023". The Minister for Finance yesterday predicted that inflation will be 7% next year. If Mr. Courtney had that information then and if the projections then were that inflation would be 7% next year, would a different recommendation have been made for a higher increase?