United Kingdom - Wages still not recovered from the crisis - October 31, 2017

Commenting on the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), trade union TUC stated that the published figures show that UK workers are still significantly worse off than they were before the financial crash. The ONS figures show that for the year to April 2017 real wages in UK were £38 (7.9%) below their 2008 level. Inflation has overtaken wage growth for the last 6 months, so the TUC is concerned that next year could be even worse.

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