During a news conference on Thursday with fellow Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn, Hoggarth told the crowd that employers who say they would go out of business because of the minimum wage hike should reassess whether they should be in business at all.

“If you’re going out of business on the backs of your employees because you can’t afford to pay them this, then perhaps you should reassess your business plan and reassess whether you should be an employer at all,” she said at the new conference.