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New figures have shown that 16333 workers in St Albans district would benefit from Labour’s plan to increase the minimum wage to £10 an hour. This comes as higher inflation begins to bite and after almost a decade with no real wage growth.

The minimum wage was introduced by the last Labour govenment to combat low pay and exploitation. Over the past seven years the least well-off working families have bourne the brunt of the tax and benefit changes caused by Tory and Lib Dem austerity. Labour’s minimum wage changes will give thousands of working families in St Albans the pay rise they deserve.

Labour party spokesperson and District Councillor Roma Mills said “St Albans is an affluent area but we know that many people in work are struggling to keep up with the cost of living and have to rely on benefits and food banks to get by.  The Labour Party is determined to make sure that the lower paid do not continue being left behind by the rising costs of rent, bills and essentials.”

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