Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Inflation down but prices still rising faster than earnings, says TUC

Commenting on the latest inflation figures published today (Tuesday) which show that consumer price index (CPI) annual inflation dropped to 2.8 per cent, and retail price index (RPI) annual inflation fell to 3.1 per cent in May, Midlands TUC Regional Secretary Rob Johnston said:

"While today's drop in inflation is welcome, prices are still rising faster than earnings and people are feeling the squeeze on their finances more and more every month.
"Real wages have been falling since mid 2010 and the government's own forecasts point to a three-year real earnings drop.
"The government must now invest in jobs and growth - we won't get a sustainable recovery until incomes start rising again."

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