I’ve campaigned on the Living Wage since I became MP in 2010.•

The living wage is not a legal minimum but the level at which the cost of living is calculated, so that somebody working full time and earning the living wage will not need to claim top-ups such as working tax credits from the state.

Whilst Labour has a plan to encourage businesses to pay the Living Wage through “Make Work Pay” contracts, it’s clear the UK Government doesn’t and the Scottish Government have voted against its implementation in public sector contracts.• I asked the Scotland Office Minister to support our proposals.

You can watch my exchange with the Minister by clicking here.

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