Professionally written essays on this topic: Against Raising the Minimum Wage Minimum Wages and Reasons for Raising Them. In five pages this paper considers the pros and cons of raising minimum wages and argues in support of this practice. Four source.
The national minimum wage may perhaps provide a living wage in North-East England but certainly not in London. It was in east London in 2001 that the inadequacy of the national minimum wage for low paid workers in the capital was brought into focus by a group of families who could not make ends meet even with two minimum wage jobs.