Real earnings continue their decline as inflation creeps up

UK workers have seen their weekly wages decline for the fifth year in a row as the rising rate of inflation continues to cripple their salaries.

New research from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), available at ons.gov.uk, shows average earnings dropping every year between 2008-2013 when adjusted for inflation.

The pay gap between men and women also seems to be apparent, with men now earning an average of