The Manc - Chancellor announces pay rises for over 4 million low-paid workers"

The National Living Wage will rise to £10.50 an hour by 2024

Budget 2020

Employees on the National Living Wage will see their salary increase to £10.50 an hour by 2024, the Chancellor has confirmed in the Budget today.

The compulsory National Living Wage is the minimum rate employers are allowed to pay employees aged 25 or over for each hour worked.

Introduced by Tony Blair's New Labour government in 1999, the wage is better known by its original name, the National Minimum Wage.

The minimum wage is currently set at £8.21 per hour and is due to increase to £8.72 per hour from April.

According to HM Treasury, the rise over the next four years will give "an estimated 4 million low-paid workers a pay rise."

We'll see about that, won't we. More to follow...

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