We encourage employers to pay above the national minimum wage when they are profitable and when it's not at expense of jobs, which is what the Low Pay Commission takes into consideration when it sets the National Minimum Wage.
Despite being in tough times, this Government is doing absolutely everything it can to help people on low pay with the cost of living.
That's why we're taking two million people out of tax altogether, cutting income tax for those on low incomes and freezing council tax.
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