Kwasi Kwarteng – 2022 Comments on the National Living Wage

The comments made by Kwasi Kwarteng, the Business Secretary, on 1 April 2022.

We have never been more determined to make work pay, and by providing the biggest cash increase ever to the National Living Wage from today, we are giving a boost to millions of UK workers.

While no government can control the global factors pushing up the cost of everyday essentials, we will absolutely act wherever we can to mitigate rising costs.

With more employees on the payroll than ever before, this government will continue to stand up for workers.