PM promotes national minimum wage increase

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promoted the new national minimum wage on a visit to a B&Q store in Teesside. "It's the fastest growth in incomes for people on low wages for 20 years or so," he said. Around two million of the UK's lowest-paid workers will receive a pay rise of 2.2% to £8.91 an hour. "That's very important, part of the levelling-up agenda, building back better, helping families through what has unquestionably been a tough time," he added.