North Trafford Local Conservatives have welcomed an increase to the National Living Wage for an estimated 8,985 people across Trafford thanks to the Conservative Government.
The Conservative Government is delivering on its commitment to end low hourly pay for full-time workers on the Conservative-introduced National Living Wage (NLW).
From 1 April 2024, the NLW will increase by 9.8 per cent to £11.44 an hour for eligible workers aged 21 and over.
This represents an increase of over £1,800 to the annual earnings of a full-time worker on the NLW and is expected to benefit around 2.7 million low paid workers.
Since 2010, the minimum wage rate will have risen by £5.64. Young people and apprentices on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will also see a boost to their wages.
Earlier this month it was also announced the proportion of workers on low pay has halved since 2010, thanks to the National Living Wage.
Commenting, a spokesperson for North Trafford Local Conservatives said:
“With inflation halved, and falling, the Conservative Government is taking the long-term decisions to ensure hard work always pays for people in Trafford.
“That is why North Trafford Local Conservatives are delighted the National Living Wage has been increased to over £11 an hour, for an estimated 8,985 people across Trafford.
“A boosted National Living Wage will continue to drive down low pay and ensure hard work always pays under the Conservatives.”