Finance (No. 2) Bill

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 4:53 pm on 1st April 2014.

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Photo of Ian Swales Ian Swales Liberal Democrat, Redcar 4:53 pm, 1st April 2014

I agree that the minimum wage was one of the great achievements of the previous Government and I think that more should be done to police its implementation even today. However, does the hon. Gentleman share my regret that his Government took more than £1,000 a year in tax and national insurance away from people on the minimum wage? The reduction of £700 a year in their tax bill has given them a real-terms net increase.