Tory leadership hopeful Hancock vows to boost national living wage

Conservative Party leadership contender Matt Hancock has pledged to increase the national living wage to more than £10 an hour.

The Health Secretary told the audience at the launch of his leadership campaign in central London it would increase the pay of people on the living wage by £3,500 a year.

Mr Hancock also pledged to reduce taxes on working people “when we can afford it”.

He said: “For the lowest paid, I will increase the national living wage to two-thirds of the median income, over £10 an hour, by the next general election in 2022.

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“My plan will increase the pay of those on the national living wage by £3,500 a year.”

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