Ed Miliband is in the Midlands today to say that the Labour party proposes increasing the national minimum wage.
The national minimum wage was introduced 15 years ago. Mr Miliband is expected to say that the wage must be increased so it is closer to average earnings.
Labour will not be able to commit to reversing any of the cuts in day-to-day public spending George Osborne will set out next week, leader Ed Miliband will tell the party today.
Speaking in Birmingham later, Mr Miliband will rule out more borrowing as he tells the policy forum the party must accept the "hard reality" of governing in tough economic times.
It means any changes Labour wishes to make to the Chancellor's announcements in Wednesday's 2015/16 spending review will require cuts from elsewhere or tax increases.
Addressing Labour's "people's policy forum" in Birmingham, Ed Miliband said he had the answers to Britain's current problems, telling the audience: "A lost decade is not inevitable."
"I don't just offer a change of management. I want to offer a change in the way this country is run and who it is run for," Mr Miliband said.
An investment in employment for the young, a "revolution" in the education system around vocational learning, regional banking systems and investment in homes were among the policy themes the Labour leader has outlined to the audience.
Labour has to "earn" the public's trust if it is to return to power, Ed Miliband has said as he began his keynote speech at the Labour spring conference.
"This Government's failure makes people believe no-one can turn this around," he told the event in Birmingham.
As expected, Mr Miliband said support for a Conservative-led Coalition or full government threatened to bring Britain a "lost decade" in economic failure.
The Labour Leader Ed Miliband will be in Birmingham today for a conference, following the publication of the government's budget proposals this week.
He will be delivering a keynote speech and organising discussion sessions on the main issues affecting people in the Midlands.
The leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband, will today visit young adults at Sandwell College, north Birmingham.
The Q & A session will allow young adults to discuss their future's with him.
The West Midlands has one of the worst records across the country for youth unemployment.
Our political correspondent Alison Mackenzie spoke to Ed Miliband today, following the Government's mix up over the awarding of the West Coast Main Line contract. He said he is open to considering taking the railways back into public ownership.
"I'm open to all kinds of solutions on the railways...but at the moment we've got to sort out the absolute fiasco of the West Coast Main Line franchise. I think David Cameron has got to get a grip on this...hundreds of millions of pounds possibly of tax payers money wasted...because the Government can't organise something as straightforward as a train franchise.
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