United Kingdom - Continuing fall of real wages - February 28, 2018

Data from the Office for National Statistics show that real wages are continuing to fall and unemployment is rising. In fact, real wages fell for the tenth month in a row as pay growth failed to rise above the rate of inflation. This alarming news came out at the same day that the Living Wage Foundation published new data on the effects of earning below the real living wage. According to a survey, commissioned by the Living Wage Foundation, low pay is having a devastating effect on family life and worker health. The survey polled 1,016 UK parents working full time and earning less than the Living Wage.

Read on: in English …   The ONS-data: in English …

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