UK PM Johnson to announce a rise in minimum wage within weeks -The Times

Conservative Party conference in Manchester

(Reuters) - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce a rise in the minimum wage within weeks, as he pledges to end the "broken" model of a low-wage, low growth economy, The Times newspaper reported.

Johnson will accept recommendations of independent advisers that are likely to boost the pay of the lowest earners to about 9.42 pounds ($12.84) an hour, the newspaper said.

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(Reporting by Bhargav Acharya in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris Reese)

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