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To: UK Government
Raise the minimum wage to £15 an hour
The government must act immediately and raise the minimum wage to ensure the lowest paid workers are earning enough to live on.
Why is this important?
Every worker should be able to afford a decent standard of living.
But millions of low-paid workers live wage packet to wage packet, struggling to get by – and they are now being pushed to the brink by eye-watering bills and soaring prices.
For too long workers have been told that businesses can't afford to pay them more. But again and again the evidence has shown that firms are still making profits and increasing jobs – we can afford higher wages.
And higher wages are good for the economy – more money in the pockets of working people means more spend on our high streets.
It’s time to put an end to low-pay Britain.