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More positives, but this remains far from a normal labour market

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Positive labour market figures are to be understood in the context of the post-crisis period as a whole and must not detract from the long-standing pressures on working people.

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Reversing privatisation would save households £250 a year

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Polls also show the majority of the public would support bringing services under public ownership.

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Coalition is doing nothing to help hungry families

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Damning new report finds that food banks are carrying out their work completely without government help

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Strength in labour market figures, but a disinflationary outlook from the Bank

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The monthly figures show positive real earnings for the first time since 2009.

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Why the Tories are wrong to compare benefit increases with average earnings

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Cameron is blaming those on benefits for his government’s failure to grow the economy and control inflation.

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Miliband and the minimum wage: extending the recovery to the low paid

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Ensuring that the minimum wage begins to catch up with median earnings will mean the low paid enjoying some of the benefits of the economic recovery that the affluent are seeing.

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If we measure inflation by the RPI, real pay is still falling

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If we measure inflation by the Retail Price Index – far more commonly used than CPI in pay bargaining – real pay is still falling, writes Richard Exell.

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Five signs the cost of living crisis is far from over

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Don’t believe the coalition hype. The so-called ‘cost of living crisis’ is far from over, writes James Bloodworth.

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Inflation: Less triumphalism please, the cost of living crisis is far from over

Today’s news on inflation is certainly welcome; but we’re not on the home straights yet.

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How the cost of food soared during the recession

To get an idea of just why so many people are struggling, take a look at this graph, which tracks the increase in the cost of basic food items from 2012 to 2013.

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