LIDL has announced that it will increase its entry-level pay from £9 to £9.30 per hour.

The supermarket, which has a store in Clydebank, celebrates its 25th anniversary this month. And the pay rise will directly benefit more than 19,000 employees when it comes into effect in March 2020.

Christian Härtnagel, CEO at Lidl GB, said: “During this time of such uncertainty, we feel fortunate to be able to make this investment in our colleagues, and give them peace of mind with regards to their salary.

“Our hourly paid employees represent over 80 per cent of our entire workforce and are the absolute backbone of our business.

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“It is because of them that we continue to be the fastest growing supermarket, and are able to realise our ambitious expansion plans.

“This move is, therefore, testament to the unwavering commitment that each and every one of them puts into their work on a daily basis.”