Countryfile sparks debate with look at National Living Wage


Countryfile triggered a debate with a segment on the National Living Wage and how it will affect UK farmers.

Presenter Tom Heap chatted to farmers about their worries that the new wage of £7.20 for over 25s will have a negative impact on their businesses, particularly as growers in countries such as Spain pay just £3 an hour.

However, viewers weren't moved.

Several people offered to pay more if it meant supporting British farms.