HM Treasury written question – answered on 28th February 2017.

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Photo of Alison Thewliss Alison Thewliss Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cities)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he is taking steps to support wage growth.

Photo of Simon Kirby Simon Kirby The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

Improving productivity is the key driver of higher real wages in the long-term, that’s why we have consistently backed business by creating the right environment for them to invest and grow. We have also taken action to ensure that workers are fairly rewarded though the National Living Wage, a pay rise for over a million workers.

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