Will the increase to the minimum wage have an impact?
The minimum wage will be increased on Saturday by 15p an hour, coming to £6.08.
Young adults will also see a rise in their rates with salaries increasing by 6p for 18 to 20-year-olds, by 4p for 16 to 17-year-olds and by 10p for apprentices.
Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire spoke to two listeners, Mike from Northumberland and Cyril in Stoke, who told her how they manage to live on the minimum wage.
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Victoria Derbyshire broadcasts weekdays 1000 to 1200 on Radio 5 live.
29 Sep 2011