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Living Wage helps 300,000 out of low pay

The number of workers on low pay in the UK has fallen by more than 300,000 following the Conservatives’ introduction of the national living wage, a think tank says.

David Gauke Conference Speech

“In 2010, our economy faced a crisis. 
 
We were borrowing more than at any time in our peace time history.
Unemployment had risen by nearly 850,000 in the previous two years, we had just under 4 million workless households. 
 

Martin Lewis on our Tuition Fees policy

On increasing the threshold where graduates pay back their student loan:

“This will save many lower and middle earning graduates £1,000s … Every single graduates earning over £21,000 a year will pay less. And it has a long term progressive benefit too."

Andrew RT Davies: Conference Speech

Good afternoon conference,
 
If a week in politics is a long time, then a year can seem like a lifetime.
 
As you can see, the months have etched themselves into my forehead…
 

Theresa May Florence Speech

It’s good to be here in this great city of Florence today at a critical time in the evolution of the relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Self-Driving Lorries

Today, the Transport Secretary will announce that platoons of self-driving lorries will be trialed on England’s motorways to improve vehicle efficiency and reduce emissions.