Scottish Labour will increase the statutory minimum wage currently at £7.50 per hour to £10 and scrap the lower youth rate of £5.60 an hour for those aged 18-20, and £7.05 for 21-24 year olds, in favour of a single £10 rate.
I am proud of our commitment to ensuring this increase. Being in work doesn’t always mean people have enough to live on.
Scottish Government statistics show that 129,000 people between the ages of 18 and 24 earned less than £8.25 last year. Increasing the minimum wage would give at least 130,000 young Scots a pay rise.