Minimum wage rise will help millions

September 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

Lib Dem Minister Ed Davey has confirmed that, from today, the minimum wage goes up by 13p an hour, taking it to £5.93.

This rise will be helpful to millions of low-paid people across the UK, the latest in a series of incremental rises since it was introduced by the last Government.

It goes to show the commitment Liberal Democrat Ministers have to always having as a key priority helping the poorest and most vulnerable in our society.

It goes alongside other positive news, with Mr Davey also setting out plans to extend flexible working rights.

That right is to be extended to parents of children under eighteen from April 18th 2011, helping an estimated 300,000 people.

Both these measures prove that this Coalition Government is and will remain a progressive one.

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