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Ian Murray MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Employment Relations, Consumer & Postal Affairs, commenting on the Government’s response to the Low Pay Commission’s report on the National Minimum Wage today, said:

"Labour introduced the National Minimum Wage to protect the lowest paid and today’s announcement that it will rise is welcome. 

"All the key Low Pay Commission recommendations have been accepted, despite recent suggestions ministers were seeking to undermine the minimum wage.

"However, the Government needs to do more to enforce the minimum wage in workplaces and get tough on rogue employers who break the law, and there are still concerns on the implications of recent changes to the Commission’s remit. 

"Ed Miliband has also been leading calls for a living wage and Labour will continue to press ministers to back the campaign and promote the living wage."

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