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National Living Wage

In Britain, a land where poverty and social problems sweep the country, it is not sufficient that people have to accept a minimum wage. In times of high unemployment, a labour force which is not united will inevitably slide into a race to the bottom. It is too easy for companies taking on people who are desperate to work to pay them the minimum amount.

We support a policy of progressive taxation, not least because providing economic relief for those in most need of it will benefit our economy in the long run. Our workers need the basic dignity of a living wage; not just the minimum but something which assures the basic living requirements of everyone in the country.

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