Monday 4 November 2019 / 12:01 AM John McDonnell / Living Wage

McDonnell responds to Chancellor on living wage

John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, responding to the Chancellor’s response to an independent review into the minimum wage, said:

“This is an insult to our hard working people. It’s a derisory offer which people will have to wait years for. Labour will immediately introduce a real living wage of £10 an hour for everyone 16 and over, outstripping every publicity stunt figure the Tories invent.”



Notes to Editors

  • The independent review published today (Monday) into the evidence on minimum wages by leading expert Professor Arindrajit Dube has concluded a more ambitious National Living Wage (NLW) is the right approach
  • The review, published Monday 4 November, concludes minimum wages in a range of countries have had a negligible or zero effect on jobs, but significantly increased the earnings of the lowest paid
  • The Chancellor has pledged a living wage set to reach £10.50 per hour by 2024