Pay & earnings

UK real pay – plus ça change...

From the ONS table of “average weekly earnings at constant 2000 prices”, published today, we find the following March wage levels:

UK average total real pay
March 2006               £368
March 2011                £368
March 2016               £367

Yes, the real (after allowing for inflation) average wage per employee is almost exactly the same as it was 10 years ago… and 5 years ago…