Pay rises fastest for the wealthy, ONS data shows

Pay rates have risen much faster for the wealthy in the past 25 years than for the poorest, official figures show.

The average full-time hourly rate was £12.62 in April 2011, compared to £3.87 in 1986, says the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

ONS statistician Jamie Jenkins told BBC News that after adjusting for inflation, this equates to an average 62% rise in wages.

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