Minimum wage increase set to benefit employees

Workers in East Dunbartonshire will benefit from a record minimum wage increase.

This policy, which was introduced by the Liberal Democrats, will boost pay packets for approximately 1,100 people in the area from October this year.

The National Minimum Wage is set to rise by three per cent, which means workers will get a new rate of £6.70 an hour. It is the largest real-terms increase since 2008, and over 1.4 million UK workers are set to benefit.

East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson said: “Thousands of people in East Dunbartonshire have already felt the benefit of LibDem income tax cuts and the increase in National Minimum Wage is another step in the right direction.”

Deputy Prime Minister and LibDem leader Nick Clegg has also announced the National Minimum Wage for apprentices will increase by 57p an hour to £3.30.

He said: “This is just one of the many ways in which we have created a fairer society while building a stronger economy.”