UK wages rise at fastest rate but still slower than in Scotland

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In the Independent today:

‘Average basic pay for UK workers jumped at it fastest rate in almost ten years in August, according to the latest official data. The Office for National Statistics reported on Tuesday that regular pay, which excludes volatile bonuses, was up 3.1 per cent on a year earlier in the three months to August.’

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-wages-pay-average-august-fastest-decade-august-ons-a8585861.html

There’s no ‘regional’ breakdown but in Insider on August 8th, 2018:

‘Amid rising staff vacancies and shrinking candidate supply, pay pressures intensified in July. Salaries awarded to permanent starters in Scotland increased at the fastest pace in six months, with inflation outpacing that seen for the UK overall. Meanwhile, temp pay rates in Scotland rose at the sharpest degree since April 2017.’

https://www.insider.co.uk/news/royal-bank-of-scotland-jobs-13044872

 

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