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Finance (No. 3) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:16 pm on 12th November 2018.

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Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp Conservative, Croydon South 5:16 pm, 12th November 2018

Perhaps I can amplify the Financial Secretary’s point about the minimum wage. Since 2010, the national minimum wage, or living wage, has gone up by 38%. When that is combined with the increase in the personal allowance, somebody who works full time on the minimum wage is 44% better off post tax, and inflation over that period was around 25%. Is that not delivering for those on the lowest incomes?