Miliband vows to significantly raise the minimum wage

Labour leader Ed Miliband will today commit a Labour government to significantly raising the level of the national minimum wage over the course of the next parliament, as part of an attempt to curtail the UK's rising inequality.

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Miliband will today commit a Labour government to significantly raise the minimum wage. Credit: Press Association

Mr Miliband will promise to establish a "clear link" between the minimum wage and the earnings of other workers to ensure those at the very bottom of the pay scale do not get "left behind".

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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.