QUICK LINKS

×
  • World
  • Updated: July 19, 2022

UK Living Standards Fall As Inflation Soars

Latest News

Quadri Adejumo
Quadri Adejumo

Quadri Adejumo is a reporter and a column writer. He covers news on World, Diaspora and Health.

More From this Author

British workers’ living standards dropped in May at a record rate after pay rises failed to keep pace with inflation.

The Guardian on Tuesday reports the Office for National Statistics saying earnings growth increased across the private and public sector by 4.3% in the three months to May excluding bonuses, but that left pay down by 3.7%, a record fall.

It added that the number of people in employment keeps rising but the cost of living crisis worsens as pay fails to keep pace with prices.

The government is expected to announce pay awards for 2.5 million public sector workers later on Tuesday, with reports that it will offer average pay rises of 5%.

That would be well below the 9.1% rate in inflation, which is heading above 11% in the autumn according to the Bank of England.

Jane Gratton, a senior official at the British Chamber of Commerce, said; “The labour market remains incredibly tight, in many cases affecting firms’ ability to maintain normal operations.

"Although these figures show the employment rate has risen, it is having no noticeable impact on the overall number of job vacancies."

Bank of England officials are expected to raise interest rates when they meet next month despite warnings of an impending recession and pay increases falling short of inflation.

Tags

Join our Telegram platform to get news update Join Now
Quadri Adejumo
Quadri Adejumo

Quadri Adejumo is a reporter and a column writer. He covers news on World, Diaspora and Health.

More From this Author

COMPANIES PROFILE

access bank plc Financial Services

Access Bank plc, is a Nigerian multinational commercial bank, owned by Access Ba...

LEARN MORE
royal exchange plc Financial Services

LEARN MORE
aiico insurance plc Financial Services

AIICO Insurance Plc (NSE Ticker: “AIICO”) is an insurance, pensions ...

LEARN MORE

0 Comment(s)

SPONSORED

Jun 08, 2022

Countdown To 2023 Presidential Election: Who Are You Voting For?

Countdown To 2023 Presidential Election: Who Are You Voting

Atiku Abubakar (PDP) 8.89 %

Bola Ahmed Tinubu (APC) 20.56 %

Peter Obi (LP) 70.56 %

68 days 12 hours remain

See this post in...