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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.

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Labour: Minimum wages to be linked to average

Labour leader Ed Miliband will outline his party's plans to raise the minimum wage "significantly" and link it to average wages.

Read: Miliband vows to significantly raise the minimum wage

Ed Miliband will not go into 'precise detail' but will outline a report commissioned from Alan Buckle on how to improve pay. Credit: PA

Mr Miliband will say he wants to build on the achievement of the last Labour government which introduced the minimum wage after Tony Blair's landslide general election victory in 1997.

The plans, based on a report commissioned from Alan Buckle, the former deputy chairman of KMPG International, will include proposals to overhaul the Low Pay Commission, and include recommendations to encourage employers to pay the higher "living wage".

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