Workers in the UK have suffered an average pay cut of £1,000 in real terms each year since the Conservatives took power a decade ago, according to new analysis.
Labour claimed the Tories had “totally failed” working people after government figures showed salaries have failed to keep pace with inflation ever since David Cameron became prime minister.
Official data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that wages have fallen by 3.45 per cent in real terms since Labour left office in 2010.
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