Greg Hands welcomes Increases to the National Minimum Wage

The National Minimum Wage has risen to £6.70 per hour this week, meaning a pay rise for over a million working people.
The One Nation Conservative-majority Government is making sure that every part of Britain can benefit from our growing economy.
More than 1.4 million of Britain’s lowest-paid workers will be getting a well-deserved pay rise, from £6.50 to £6.70 per hour – the largest real-terms increase since 2007. Apprentices will also see the largest boost to their pay in history, making sure that apprenticeships remain an attractive option for young people.
The Conservatives have also announced plans for a National Living Wage, which will be paid at a rate of £7.20 from April 2016, projected to rise to £9 an hour by the next General Election.
Commenting on the announcement, Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Member of Parliament for Chelsea and Fulham, Greg Hands, said: “Giving people the security of a fair wage is part of our plan to build a society with opportunity at its heart, where people know that if they work hard, they can really succeed.
“I welcome the National Minimum Wage rises, and I know that the 1.4 million working people who are receiving a wage rise will do too.”