Labour announces plans to tackle working poverty

Labour leader Ed Miliband will unveil plans to tackle income inequality and working poverty in a speech to party activists in the West Midlands today.

Read: Miliband vows to significantly raise the minimum wage

The plans are likely to be welcomed by some critics in the party who have complained that Mr Miliband has so far failed to set out a positive vision of what Labour can offer.

Britain is still one of the lowest paid countries among the world's advanced economies. So we have to go further, we have to write the next chapter in the history of Labour's battle to make work pay.

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Ed Miliband vows to raise minimum wage

Ed Miliband has said his "radical" proposal to link the minimum wage to the national average is the biggest change to the system since it was introduced 15 years ago.