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