The minimum wage acts as a floor on pay, protecting workers while ensuring job creation for the unemployed continues.
The living wage must remain an aspiration that helps some firms pay more, but many companies simply can't afford it. Moving away from a voluntary approach would undoubtedly damage our unemployment rate.
The best way to boost wage growth in the longer term is to build a sustainable recovery and invest in the productivity growth that will boost wages.
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Representatives of the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, Plaid Cymru, Wales Greens and UKIP parties will debate on April 22.
A petition will be handed in at the Senedd later calling for rules to prevent the use by under 13's in care of social media sites.
Technology projects that promote the Welsh language are to get over £250,000 of funding to help encourage more use of in digital media.