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Britain raises minimum wage

But critics denounce move as largely symbolic in an era of state austerity

PRICE TO PAY: Workers' representatives stress that the introduction of the NLW should be seen alongside cuts to welfare payments.


BRITAIN'S Conservative government raised the minimum wage by 7.5 per cent on Friday in a move denounced by critics as largely symbolic in an era of state austerity.

Around 1.8 million employees will benefit from the National Living Wage (NLW).

Workers aged 25 and over

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