ONS data out yesterday showed that in the year to August British employees saw their wages grow by 3.1 per cent, but just 2.7 per cent including bonuses; adjusting for inflation the annual rises were 0.7 per cent and 0.4 per cent respectively. Average weekly wages now stand at £462 before tax versus £459 this time last year, and below the £473 of March 2008. Hardly worth shouting about.
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