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Workers have had an average annual rise of 1.3 per cent since 2010 [Image: Rex/Shutterstock].

Workers have had an average annual rise of 1.3 per cent since 2010 [Image: Rex/Shutterstock].

This is the result of Conservative Government – a Conservative Government that promised to “make work pay” but knew it was a lie.

Instead we have a country that has been flooded with low-paying non-jobs that mean people must claim benefits or go into debt, and a benefit system that has been continually skewed to make fewer people eligible, forcing the rest towards destitution and suicide.

And Philip Hammond is no doubt planning to make that sound like an achievement in his Autumn Statement next week.

After all, he is doing quite all right, thank you very much. And so are his friends.

They don’t care about you. ‘One Nation’ Conservatism was a bad joke. Spread the word.

Sluggish wage growth means the average employee is £3,500 a year worse off since the Conservatives came to power, according to Labour analysis of Treasury figures before chancellor Philip Hammond’s first autumn statement next week.

Compared with the average wage growth under Labour, full-time employees are £67 a week or £292 a month worse off, the party’s report found. The analysis compared the average annual percentage change in wages in the six years of the Conservative and coalition governments, which is 1.3%.

In contrast, the average growth under the last Labour government was 3.2%, though growth fell significantly post-2008. Labour will use slow wage growth as a key argument against plans to cut universal credit, which Hammond is being urged to reverse in his autumn statement on 23 November.

Source: Employees £3,500 a year worse off under Tories, says Labour | UK news | The Guardian

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