Wages

Coronavirus: Chancellor to announce wage bailout plan
gettyimages-1207526296.jpg
In Brief

Coronavirus: Chancellor to announce wage bailout plan

Rishi Sunak set to act after warnings that companies across Britain could face ruin
20 Mar 2020
Average wages above their pre-financial crisis level
gettyimages-52374485.jpg
In Brief

Average wages above their pre-financial crisis level

Resolution Foundation says weekly wages would have been £141 higher without crash
19 Feb 2020
British wages are being squeezed - here’s why
Cash
In Depth

British wages are being squeezed - here’s why

Report says former Labour heartlands in the north of England have been hit hardest
12 Feb 2020
Why has employment fallen at fastest rate in four years?
Unemployment UK
In Brief

Why has employment fallen at fastest rate in four years?

Experts blame store closures and slowing economy for the drop
13 Nov 2019
UK wage growth hits 11-year high
wd-pound_sterling_-_matt_cardygetty_images.jpg
In Brief

UK wage growth hits 11-year high

Timing of pay rises for public sector workers credited for increase
14 Aug 2019
UK wage growth at its highest since 2016 EU vote
160927_money.jpg
In Brief

UK wage growth at its highest since 2016 EU vote

Analysts expect trickier times ahead for pay and employment
17 Apr 2019
Minimum wage increase: who gets a pay rise?
cash money
In Depth

Minimum wage increase: who gets a pay rise?

Government say the hike is biggest ever but critics claim hourly rates are still too low
1 Apr 2019

An open mind on the issues that matter

The Week magazine is simple and clever. Subscribe today and your first 6 issues are completely free.
What is the average UK household debt?
Household debt
In Brief

What is the average UK household debt?

Austerity and stagnant wages blamed as borrowing hits record high
7 Jan 2019
UK wage growth nears 10-year high
Office workers
In Brief

UK wage growth nears 10-year high

Latest figures also reveal that vacancies have soared as record number of EU workers leave
14 Nov 2018
Why average wage may not double for a century
160826money.jpg
In Brief

Why average wage may not double for a century

New report says ‘dismal productivity’ following the financial crisis has halved wage growth in UK
9 Oct 2018
UK wages rise in real terms for first time in a year
wd-wages_drop.jpg
In Depth

UK wages rise in real terms for first time in a year

New figures show wages rose by 2.8% in February, when inflation was 2.7%
18 Apr 2018
One in four people ‘trapped’ in low-paid jobs
bw-money.jpg
In Brief

One in four people ‘trapped’ in low-paid jobs

Study shows just one in six poorly paid workers permanently ‘escape’
19 Oct 2017
Real wages to fall as 24 chase each low-skilled job
People queuing outside a Job Centre in east London
In Brief

Real wages to fall as 24 chase each low-skilled job

A survey of 1,000 UK firms predicts basic pay will rise by just 1% next year, less than inflation
15 Aug 2017
Free 6 issue trial then continue to