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UK pay rising in real terms, says coalition

Most British workers have seen their take-home pay rise in real terms in the past year, the government says.

Ministers say newly published figures show everyone except the richest 10% saw their take-home wages rise more than the Consumer Price Index inflation rate in the year to April 2013, once tax cuts were taken into account.

In the financial year to April 2013, CPI was 2.4%.

Take-home pay rose by at least 2.5% for 90% of people, the government says.

James Landale explains.

  • 23 Jan 2014