Low-paid Workers: Wage Growth

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th November 2017.

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Photo of Huw Merriman Huw Merriman Conservative, Bexhill and Battle 12:00 am, 28th November 2017

My constituency is in the top 10 constituencies for the highest proportion of people on the minimum wage, so the rise to £7.83 will be most welcome. Does the Chancellor agree that moves such as that and increasing the personal allowance will help us to further reduce income inequality in my constituency and the country at large?