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Welfare Reform on the Web (June 2002): Minimum Wage - UK

£2BN TO PROTECT POOR FROM BUDGET RISES

L. Elliot and M. White
The Guardian, April 15th 2002, p.1

The chancellor will announce a top-up to the minimum wage of between 50p and £1 an hour for childless single workers and couples in his budget to protect low paid employees from the higher taxes needed to fund Labour's expansion of the NHS.

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