Debbie Abrahams MP, Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, commenting on the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, said:
“Year after year people are worse off. Earnings have fallen again and real wages are lower than they were a decade ago.
“This Government has fundamentally failed working people with over 7 million people now living in poverty in a working household.
“It has also failed women, who are still being paid on average nearly 20% less than men.
“The next Labour Government will immediately give millions a pay rise by introducing a £10 per hour real living wage, scrapping the public sector pay cap and taking action to close the gender pay gap.”