Brits £13 a week poorer than they were 10 years ago

Jack Peat - 22 August 2018

Average earnings in Britain are £13 a week lower than they were ten years ago, a Resolution Foundation report has revealed.

The damning study found the ‘Just About Managing’ group accounted for half of the rise in employment since 2008/09, meaning The Conservatives’ oft celebrated jobs boom has been driven by those on the lowest incomes.

Employment across the bottom third of households made up 1.2 million of the 2.1 million increase in jobs between 2008-2017.

And job insecurity remains “widespread” – with around 800,000 Brits currently employed on zero-hours contracts.... See more

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