Where real wages have fallen the most in the UK


The average worker is earning £66 less a month in real terms than this time last year

A drop in wages across the UK has been felt most clearly in Scotland, where rising inflation has left workers up to 6% poorer than this time last year.

Analysis of NationalWorld ONS PAYE data shows average wages for white-collar workers have fallen by as much as £150 in real terms in parts of the country as new figures show inflation hit a record 9% in April.

Self-employed income is not included.

Across the UK, wages fell by 3% in real terms in April yoy, equivalent to a drop in earnings of £66 a month.

Of the 25 areas where real wages have fallen the most, 15 are in Scotland, compared with five each in Wales and England.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) warns that the poorest 10% of households, which spend a higher proportion of their income on gas and electricity, are currently facing an even higher inflation rate of around 10.9%.

The government said global factors are driving inflation and warned it “cannot fully shield people from the resulting cost-of-living increases.”

These are the parts of the UK where wages have fallen the most in real terms.

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