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Welfare Reform on the Web (March 2010): Minimum Wage - UK

Labour to make pledge to raise minimum wage

A. Grice

The Independent, Feb. 12th 2010, p. 6

A pledge to raise the minimum wage sharply may be included in Labour's general election manifesto as part of a drive to tackle inequality. A series of reports in recent weeks have shown that while Labour has reduced poverty since taking power in 1997, the gap between rich and poor has widened because the incomes of the top 10 per cent of earners have risen dramatically.

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