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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons on 1st October 2019.

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Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

This Government passionately believe in helping those at the bottom end of the pay scale, which is why the Chancellor announced yesterday an increase in the national living wage, to abolish low pay in this country once and for all. Our track record over the last few years in this area has been exemplary. The fastest growth in incomes has been for those at the bottom end of the pay scale. Today, someone earning the national living wage is £3,500 better off than they were when we came into office. This is a Conservative Government on the side of those who are working hard.