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UK pay rising in real terms, says coalition

Most British workers have seen their take-home pay rise in real terms in the past year, the government has claimed.

It has produced figures showing all except the richest 10% saw their take-home wages rise by at least 2.5% once tax cuts were taken into account.

But Labour said the figures were "highly selective" and did not take into account changes to benefits.

Hugh Pym reports.

  • 24 Jan 2014
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