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Image caption Mr Corbyn will say that young people's work "should be properly valued". Labour will extend its plans for a higher £10 an hour minimum wage to include workers under the age of 18, party leader Jeremy Corbyn is to say. Currently, under-18s are entitled to a minimum wage of £4.35 per hour, compared with £8.21 for over-25s. But under a Labour government this "youth rate" for the minimum wage would be ended in 2020, Mr Corbyn will say. One business group said there was "value" in having the minimum wage set by an independent group, as it is now. Mr Corbyn had already pledged to raise the National Living Wage - a legally binding hourly rate for workers aged 25 and over - to £10 an hour next year, if Labour gained power. Full story

11 May