UK wages in biggest drop since records began as inflation soars
As the public and charity sectors deal with increasing demand for services, experts fear the pay crisis will see staff leaving for higher paid private-sector jobs.
Wages dropped by 3.4% in April alone, the greatest fall for over two decades
Inflation is causing the value of earnings to fall sharply, but nurses and teachers are taking the biggest hit
Real wages have fallen by £68 a month since last year
But the boss of the Bank of England has told workers to “think and reflect” before asking for a pay rise.