>>where the wage rise hits hardest

The Association of Convenience Stores conducted a survey of 1,406 stores in October and the results, revealed here, spell out the impact of the minimum wage
44% say that they are less likely to replace staff that leave
12% say they will be forced to make redundancies
24% will choose to employ younger people
12% will have to shelve plans for site development
12% will have to cut back on services they offer the customer
12% say that the rise will lead to store closures
4% say they’ll shelve expansion plans