Posts Tagged ‘wages’

Employments Statistics Look Good But Wages Are Lagging Behind

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

The latest employment data from the Office for National Statistics for May to July 2017, shows that while employment continues to rise, real wages are falling behind. (more…)

UK Consumer Confidence Improves But is Still in Negative Territory

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index increased two points to – 5 in May.  Four of the five measures increased, and one remained unchanged. (more…)

Employment Numbers Continue to Bring Good News But Wages are Stagnant

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on the Labour Force Survey (LFS) shows that employment is up, unemployment down and the number of economically inactive people has also fallen. (more…)

UK inflation surges, real wages set to take hit

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

· UK inflation rises to 2.3% – highest level since September 2013
· Growth in real wages close to negative (more…)

A tale of two labour markets: the UK and US

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Tomorrow, in a speech to the Henry Jackson Society in Parliament, external MPC member Kristin Forbes will explore the similarities and differences between the US and UK Labour markets (more…)

Bank of England research finally accepts immigration causes lower wages

Monday, December 21st, 2015

A rise in immigration results in a cut to wages says the Bank of England

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Drive for high-wage economy is undermined by large-scale immigration

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Job prospects and wages of lower-paid workers are being undermined by high immigration, says Cambridge economist

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IoD – Strong business performance drives higher bonuses

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

The Institute of Directors daid today that it welcomes news that both wages and bonuses are increasing, and suggests lower bonuses in the financial sector are a sign of post-crisis culture shift (more…)

Productivity failure has left workers £100 a week worse off, says TUC

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

New research published today (Thursday) as part of the TUC’s pre-Budget Statement finds that if average earnings had grown in recent years at the same rate as before the financial crisis, they would be 20 per cent higher. (more…)

The Rise in Flexible Lending

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Despite a drop in unemployment over the last five years, it seems that the money problems that punctuate the lives of many British people are by no means a thing of the past. (more…)

Household debt to grow nearly three times faster than wages under Osborne’s plans, says TUC

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

New analysis published today (Thursday) by the TUC finds that the official growth forecasts based on George Osborne’s economic plans are dependent on household debt growing much faster than pay. (more…)

Number of People in Work Rises But Wage Growth Still Meagre

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

The latest large rise in employment figures of 345,000 in the three months to April 2014 compared to the three months to January takes the total number of those employed to 30.54 million. (more…)

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