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David Blunkett, who authorised stun gun’s use, urges review  amid concerns of ‘mission creep’

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The national minimum wage is set to rise by 3 per cent from £6.50 to £6.70 an hour in October

Minimum wage: Government releases list of 70 employers that together owe more than £150,000

Business Minister Jo Swinson said to pay less than the minimum wage is "illegal, immoral and completely unacceptable"

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