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Angela Eagle MP, Labour's Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, today announced details of Labour's review into life on low-pay in Britain. This working group will inform the wider economic policy review coordinated by Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls.

Angela Eagle said:

“This review will look at life in ‘low-pay Britain’, focusing on the challenges facing people and families on low pay up and down the country.

“I will be meeting with people to learn about how they work and live on low pay and spending time in traditionally low paid sectors such as retail, leisure services and factories.

“Fairness and dignity in work is at the heart of our vision for a more equal and stronger Britain. I'm proud of what Labour achieved in Government, but we could have done more to improve working conditions for those who work the hardest. Too many are stuck in low wage, long hour jobs without routes to better work and a better life. It's a fundamental Labour belief that work should pay and those who work hard should be properly rewarded.”

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