||<p>The Government is committed to delivering an economy that works for all. Through
the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage, the Government is ensuring the
lowest paid across the UK are fairly rewarded for their contribution to the economy.
For example, 3,100 workers in Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk are currently on
the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage.</p><p>The Government has committed
to increase the National Living Wage to reach 60% of median earnings by 2020, subject
to sustained economic growth. To meet this target, we will increase the National Living
Wage rate by 4.9% to £8.21 in April 2019, benefiting 1.8 million workers directly.
This increase will mean that a full-time worker on the National Living Wage will be
over £2,750 better off over the course of the year, compared to when the policy was
introduced. Furthermore, inflation-beating increases in the National Minimum Wage
rates are expected to benefit 350,000 young workers from April 2019.</p>