Pay Rising

July 1st, 2015

The average annual increase in workers’ pay in the quarter to April 2015 was 2.7%, reported the Mail. With inflation at -0.1% in April, that meant a real-terms pay rise of 2.8%, up from 2.3% for the previous quarter. Data from the Office of National Statistics also showed the number employed in the public sector fell to 5.37 million, its lowest level since 1999, while private sector employment reached 25.7 million.