Gosport MP welcomes introduction of new National Living Wage

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GOSPORT MP Caroline Dinenage has welcomed the launch of the government’s new National Living Wage.

Workers aged 25 and over and not in the first year of an apprenticeship are now legally entitled to at least £7.20 an hour under the National Living Wage. That’s an extra 50p an hour compared to the National Minimum Wage – a £20 a week pay rise for a full time worker.

Ms Dinenage said: ‘I’m very proud to be part of a Conservative party that is delivering the higher-wage, lower-tax, lower-welfare economy we all want to see.

‘Boosting wages and making sure that more families have the security of a decent, regular pay packet, while ensuring that people are always better off in work, are at the heart of our long-term plan.’