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Navigating the National Living Wage Increase: One Cost's Purchasing Solutions as Your Strategic Ally

The winds of change are blowing through the economic landscape as the national living wage experiences an increase, marking a pivotal moment for businesses across various sectors. One Cost delves into the impact of the recent changes outlined in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Budget and explore how One Cost's innovative purchasing solutions can serve as a strategic ally in offsetting the associated challenges.


The recent announcement in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Budget has set in motion a notable increase in the national living wage from £10.42 to £11.44, an increase of £1.02 (9.8%).


As businesses grapple with the impacts of increased labour costs, strategic procurement becomes paramount. Here's how One Cost's innovative purchasing solutions can play a crucial role in offsetting the challenges posed by the national living wage hike:


1. Cost Efficiency Through One Cost Purchasing:

   - One Cost leverages the power of group purchasing, allowing businesses to pool their buying power and secure more favourable terms from suppliers. This cost-efficiency can help counterbalance the increased labour costs associated with the living wage hike.


2. Real-time Cost Analysis:

   - One Cost's advanced analytics provide real-time cost analysis, enabling businesses to identify areas of potential savings and optimise their spending. This level of insight is invaluable in the face of increased operational costs.


3. Supplier Negotiation Assistance:

   - Navigating negotiations with suppliers is a delicate art. One Cost's expertise in supplier relationship management means One Cost can negotiate more effectively, ensuring that they get the best value for their procurement spend.


4. Customized Solutions for Compliance:

   - One Cost stays abreast of regulatory changes, ensuring that its purchasing solutions align with compliance requirements. This can be especially beneficial for businesses navigating the complexities of the new living wage regulations.



As the national living wage experiences an upward adjustment, businesses need innovative strategies to maintain their financial equilibrium. One Cost stands as a reliable ally, offering tailored purchasing solutions designed to offset the impacts of increased labour costs. By staying informed about the changes outlined in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Budget and leveraging the power of strategic procurement, businesses can navigate these shifts with resilience and success. Visit our website to explore how One Cost can be your partner in this journey toward sustained business health.


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