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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The star celebrates beating Justin Bieber into second place as her song becomes a hit again after a performance at the total solar eclipse.
Later in the night cloud will thicken bringing hill fog, mist and some patchy drizzle by the early hours.
The Welsh singer sang her infamous track during yesterday's solar eclipse.