The Conservative Manifesto makes clear our wish to see more people in work, and more people in well paid and rewarding work.
The party has pledged that no-one on the Minimum Wage will pay any Income tax. There will be future rises in the Minimum Wage under the current annual independent review system.
We also want more jobs to pay well above the Minimum wage. That’s why Conservatives are proposing 3 million new apprenticeships for the next Parliament. People with skills can command better pay levels, or can set up their own businesses and pay themselves directly based on the results of their efforts.
The good news of the last five years has been the rapid increase in the number of private sector jobs in our economy, and the fact that many UK people have taken one to get out of unemployment or to receive higher pay. We need another five years of good jobs growth, which in turn requires economic and tax policies that preserve and extend the current recovery.
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