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This Billionaire Twat Is Angry That Minimum Wage Rise Will Affect His Massive Wealth

by : UNILAD on : 05 Nov 2015 14:50

A new nomination for the most hated man on the internet?

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Successful businessman Chris Dawson met with a top Tory councillor to express his unhappiness at the minimum wage increase – despite being worth nearly £1.3 billion. Wow, I already hate him with every fibre of my soul.

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The billionaire and all round ‘good guy’ met Devon councillor Ian Bowyer to object to the proposed £9 an hour minimum wage hike from 2020 – which, by the way, still isn’t anywhere near enough to live on. What a dick move.

His concerns are purely financial as the wage rise will mean he has to give his 2,600 The Range employees across his 100 stores a pay-rise, denting his massive profits. Oh, what a shame – cry me a fucking river.

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Dubbed as the ‘Real-Life Del Boy’ – because of his market trading, wheeler dealer past – everything is pretty ‘lovely jubbly’ for this guy. Listed seventh in Management Today’s annual survey of Britain’s Top 100 Entrepreneurs, he has a Rolls Royce here, a French villa there, as well as his massive 30-acre estate in Plymouth. But apparently, that’s not enough.

Unsurprisingly, the councillor from Eggbuckland refused to sympathise with Dawson and cited the corporation tax cuts the Conservative are making which would benefit his organisation massively.

Cllr Bowyer said:

Chris Dawson is a forceful character as you would expect from an entrepreneur of his calibre, but I have countered to him when he has made his arguments. I’ve said to him, how much longer can you have a system in place where employers are encouraged to pay the minimum wage because they know there is the safety net of tax credits coming in? I think employers of standing, like Chris Dawson, need to understand that employers of his standing have a social responsibility as well as being an economic driver for their cities. That is all part of making this country a desirable place to do business in and I think the proof of the pudding will be in the eating.”

Don’t think many of his employees would be able to afford pudding, or at least have to go to a food bank to get one if he had it his way…

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Plymouth Herald and 1 other
  1. Plymouth Herald

    Plymouth billionaire and Range boss Chris Dawson was 'critical of minimum wage rise'

  2. Daily Mail

    The real-life Del Boy who’s made a billion (even though he can barely read or write)