Minimum wage rises for two million workers

This rise in the legal minimum wage will be welcome news, particularly as most households across the UK are also seeing their bills going up from the start of April. Planned price rises kick in for gas and electricity, council tax, water charges, the license fee, TV and broadband rates, and NHS prescription charges in England. It’ll be a stretch for many.

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