Why is long-term pay growth highest in Scotland?


Long-term pay growth has been highest in Scotland and lowest in Wales. Median pay for full-time workers was 87% higher in Scotland than it was in 1997, whereas in Wales it was 69% higher.


Could SNP policies and some differences in our values, have played any part in this? See:

Are Scotland’s employers also different – more willing to pay a decent wage?

More mothers able to return to work as Scottish Government doubles free early learning and childcare

Scottish care workers to receive Living Wage for ‘sleepover’ hours while English care workers receive only the National Minimum Wage.

Scotland ‘poised to be a world leader’ in workplace gender equality

With 1 in 4 living wage employers already in Scotland, the Scottish Government aims to make this a ‘Living Wage Nation’

As the number of the employed yet homeless soars in Southern England it is falling and much lower in Scotland

UK Government urged to follow Scotland’s praised lead on employee ownership – another 8% story?

As oil prices soar and exploration increases, employment in Scotland’s oil industry returns to record levels

‘Scotland’s top private firms employed more people, increased salaries and witnessed a rise in profits in 2017.’

Once again, it’s the ‘8% of the UK population but much more of something good’ meme. This time it’s 33% of employee-owned firms in the UK

Is ‘insecure work’ far less common in Scotland and falling under the SNP? Is it as much as 54% more common in England and Wales?

Scotland has more educated workers than England: JRF Excerpt 2

80 000 lowest paid workers in NHS England still on poverty wages as NHS Scotland follows Scottish Government policy to pay a living wage to all public-sector employees




4 thoughts on “Why is long-term pay growth highest in Scotland?

  1. murren59 October 30, 2018 / 4:52 pm

    Need distinctively different colours – please – for each country and London.


    • johnrobertson834 November 1, 2018 / 7:00 am

      Yes, it is hard to read. I only copied it from the ONS site. Don’t think i can change the colours,


  2. robert galloway October 31, 2018 / 10:25 am

    Imagine what an independent Scotland could do,without its greedy self centred Neighbour in the South dragging us down at every available opportunity,Backing up their greed with lies upon lies,sifting tax money offshore, selling us short to lobbyists,using bribery to achieve their aims.So much secrecy, so many of Scotland,s resources wasted on projects and conflicts that are not of Scotland,s making.Robbing Scotland of its history,replaced by British/English history,robbing Scotland,s culture and language.Paying for defence when the defence has been downgraded in Scotland,on purpose,BUT upgraded into a major dumping ground all over Scotland, much of it extremely dangerous to animals,fish,birds and the human population,with NO thought.Considering these were one of the large and latest people to reach these island shores,they seem to have the belief they are superior and in charge>??!

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