Office of National Statistics survey for 2014 suggests we’re all gagging for a pay rise

Work full-time in the UK? We've got some bad news...
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Been nagging your boss for some extra cash for a while? You’re not the only one, a study by the Office of National Statistics suggests.

The average weekly full-time wage in the UK (the yellow line above) has increased by just 0.1 per cent since 2013 (which works out as an extra quid).

This is the smallest pay rise we’ve had since 1997, when records began.

And it gets worse: when you adjust all of the figures to take into account how much extra we pay to live in 2014 (the cost of a loaf of bread or a car, for example), average wages have actually decreased by 1.6 per cent – and they’ve been going down since 2008.

On average, full-time employees earned £518 per week in 2014, compared to 2013 when we earned £517.

Not impressed. Just. Not. Impressed.

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19 November 2014 | 8:05 pm – Source: metro.co.uk

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