Boris has warned the PM not to be too hasty with cuts but he didn't mince words when it came to big companies being subsidised by the tax payer. He said it was 'scandalous' that private companies were paying their workers so poorly that the government needed to top up their wages with tax credits. Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrison's and Next – reportedly receive £1billion-a-year in taxpayer-funded subsidies for their wages bill. He added: 'I do think the London living wage is absolutely vital' Boris Johnson warns David Cameron and George Osborne about tax credits | Daily Mail Online That's one thing about Boris. Cut to the chase. And he is absolutely right !