UK economy: Wages catch up with inflation
16 April 2014 Last updated at 21:47 BST
After nearly six years of falling real wages, rises in weekly earnings have finally caught up with inflation.
Weekly wages, including bonuses, rose by 1.7% in the year to February, up from 1.4% in January, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation stood at 1.7% in February and fell to 1.6% in March.
Hugh Pym reports.