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A Conservative agenda for tackling low pay

Date: 27 March 2013
  • Matthew Hancock
  • Matthew Hancock and Allister Heath
  • Nicola Smith and Ryan Shorthouse
  • Allister Heath
  • Nicola Smith
  • Ryan Shorthouse

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A Conservative agenda for tackling low pay

Matthew Hancock MP

Wednesday 27th March
10.00am to 11.30
Tea and Coffee from 09.30am
Resolution Foundation, 23 Savile Row, London W1S 2ET

With five million people being paid less than the living wage politicians of all parties need an agenda to address the UK’s low wage economy and lift living standards. In a keynote speech, Matthew Hancock MP set out a Conservative agenda for improving the plight of low paid Britain.

Matthew Hancock MPMinister for Skills, BIS and DfE  

Responding were:

Allister Heath – Editor, City A.M

Nicola Smith – Head of the Economic and Social Affairs Department, TUC

Ryan Shorthouse – Director, Bright Blue



This event is part of a Resolution Foundation series on the low pay and the 2015 election. The next speech will be by David Laws MP for the Liberal Democrats, followed by Rachel Reeves MP for Labour.

We live-tweeted this event at #lowpaidbritain

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