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Miliband quiet on borrowing

Ed Miliband has refused to be drawn on how his party would pay for measures to alleviate what he calls the "cost of living crisis". Labour has announced policies to force large firms to train more British apprentices and pay the minimum wage.

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Labour plans £50,000 fines over minimum wage rules

Labour leader Ed Miliband has announced plans to increase fines for employers deliberately paying below the minimum wage from £5,000 to a maximum of £50,000, as well as proposing to give local authorities new powers to investigate and enforce the law.

Leader Ed Miliband and his wife Justine take their children for a walk along Brighton beach on the eve of Labour Party annual conference. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

He will also announce a new taskforce to tackle exploitation within the care sector – and publish before the next election firm recommendations to clean up abuses in an industry which has become heavily reliant on low-skilled migrant Labour in recent years.

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