Pay rises outstripped by inflation

The latest inflation figures show that pay rises are being outstripped by inflation.

The ONS has released the inflation report for this month. It’s up again, although not as much as recent increases:

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) annual inflation grew by 2.8% in February 2013, up from 2.7% in January. The change in the rate follows four consecutive months when it stood at 2.7%.

The upward pressure came mainly from increases in gas and electricity bills and from price changes for some recreational goods, motor fuels and air transport.

By comparison, wages are rising at an average of just 1.5 per cent.

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49 Responses to “Pay rises outstripped by inflation”

  1. David Cameron

    It’s high time to sack this Conservative led coalition

  2. mike cobley`

    2.8%? – not a chance! More like 7-8% on food, utilities, fuel, etc etc.

  3. SadButMadLad

    Yep, it’s not just those on benefits who are feeling the pinch. Those working full time are also affected. Though benefits have risen more than 1.5% so it’s actually the workers who are worse off than benefits claimants.

  4. Newsbot9

    Absolute nonsense. Complete nonsense, in fact.

    Benefits are set at the minimum level people need to live on. Reducing them causes misery and suffering when they don’t match inflation – and I mean RPI.

  5. Mick

    Prices already outstripped inflation under Labour, such as car costs and groceries and house prices. People always felt the pinch, especially as inflation was actually higher during Labour’s last year.

    And now house prices have fallen, car prices have fallen and grocery prices aren’t quite as out of control as they were under Labour.

    So things have equalised a lot more than leftists like to say. All to cover over the fact that Labour aren’t the gods they seem to think they are. Else they’d still be in power.

  6. Newsbot9

    Ah yes, you think levelling downwards is “equalling”. In fact, food inflation is rising again, rental prices continue to soar despite the HB changes (which disprove the subsidy theory) and house building has slumped.

    Inflation rose to a 9-month high today, with no signs of slowing down.

  7. Mick

    food inflation shot up towards the end of Labour, levelled off by the coalition government and is hardly getting back to 2009 levels. And even then, the rise is mostly worse in junk such as fizzy drinks, chocolate and spirits.

    A slump in housebuilding is rather offset by the slump in house prices, plus there can also be more security living in rental places if you become unemployed.

    And as unemployed even hit 5.2% under Labour, I think Cameron and Osbourne have got a long way to go yet in out-lefting the Left.

  8. Mick

    What about that woman the council are building a big house for, the one with the horse? Or the kind of vermin you can read about if you Google REFUGEES GET A £1.25 MILLION HOUSE AND TRASH IT?

    And more ordinarily, there are many others who can live on benefits and treat it as a lifestyle choice. There are many who can feel more cushioned on benefits and the papers can, from time to time, expose some of them.

    Google NEARLY ALL MY FAMILY ARE MILKING BENEFITS. Many on benefits need every penny. But others have never had it so good and it’s that kind of thing the government try to curb.

  9. Mick

    ‘She said: “I deserve to live in a nice house and get benefits. In this country, it is our right to live here.

    “I haven’t enough money to fix up the house. I only have my benefits.”

    Hammersmith and Fulham Council confirmed it may fight to evict the family at a court hearing on Thursday.’

  10. Newsbot9

    Ah yes, of course you view the basics as “junk”. And keep ignoring soaring rental values. Of course you think above0inflation rises, for decades, is “secure”.

    Moreover, keep trying to wave away the vast rises in underemployment and workfare.

  11. Newsbot9

    Yes yes, you keep using one case as an excuse for starving million. And they’re far better than you, so thanks for describing yourself as lower than a vermin.

    You don’t have the faintest idea about living on benefits, it’s not a “lifestyle”, and that hideous “cushion” of being able to eat and have heating. Gotta go!

    And of course you have to curb the lives of the poor thanks to a few edge cases. Evil, evil poor people!

  12. Newsbot9

    Yes, and? Broken people are broken. She’s still less broken than you, in your Jihad against Britain and the British.

  13. Mick

    Well good luck to Newsbot if he exists on chocolate and spirits as his primary diet.

    And not all rental rises have soared unbearably. I quite got by with my housing association and have managed better with food bills than I did under Labour.

    I don’t envy the Tories trying to manage the accounts and rebalance the economy after years of Labour’s sky-high spending and borrowing. And with little gold and no real cash reserves in the Treasury for a rainy day. 2008’s rainy day.

  14. Mick

    Slogans from Newsbot. And that’s all the Left have.

  15. Mick

    Newsbot admits cases exist where spongers can milk the system. And yes, time to end that. They’re not even grateful.

    Newsbot’s actually the vermin as he lumps in genuine needy people with the likes of those who actually choose to live on benefits. My old neighbour was one case in point and she regularly had violent, scummy chavs keeping the street up all night until my housing association got rid of them.

    These people are everywhere if you choose to look. Google PROBLEM FAMILIES HAVE TOO MANY CHILDREN.

  16. Newsbot9

    Ah yes, time to end the system because of edge cases, you cry. And you keep calling for your “needy” rich men to receive ever more.

    And again, far less vermin than you. Keep calling for your eugenics, manic.

    Your rich, fat on corporate welfare and unearned income are indeed the systematic spongers.

  17. Newsbot9

    Keep blaming me for your posts.

  18. Newsbot9

    Yes, you keep ignoring the inflation in basics. And keep ignoring the rental rises. And of course a rich man won’t have problems with food, while your buddies don’t even charge you much rent.

    Keep “not envying” the deliberate triple-dip.

  19. Mick

    Oh yes, Newsbot’s phantom triple-dip, which is only feared and often avoided. Google GRANT THORNTON UK TO AVOID TRIPLE DIP RECESSION AS BUSINESS CONFIDENCE RISES for one of the high points.

    And Newsbot also knows I told him I’m just a regular guy in a regular flat. It’s his anarchistic flights of fancy which cause him to invent so much.

  20. Mick

    Newsbot knows I didn’t want to ‘end’ any kind of system, just curb excess. Though Newsbot also doesn’t care how much the benefits system may be abused.

    And Newsbot thinks I’m vermin. About the mark of the anarchists, hence the scowls of sheer hate on their faces when they’re reined in by polce as they riot.

  21. Newsbot9

    That’s right, you want to crub-stomp the poor while pouring ever-more cash to your rich. You keep trying your wanting to push off ignoring the abuse by the rich onto me.

    And you keep claiming I’m your hired thug. It’s your far right who clash with police a lot, in reality. Keep up your “mark” nonsense.

  22. Newsbot9

    Of course you keep claiming that it’s “avoided”.

    And of course you consider yourself a regular millionaire in your “flat”. Keep on trying to hide your shilling for your rich. You keep on attacking to try and hide under your rage the wage drops for the 99%.

  23. Mick

    The time to prattle on about a a triple-dip is when it actually happens. And Newsbot acts like he quivers in anticipation. He wants to be right for once.

    I don’t consider myself a millionaire, nor do I hate them either. I don’t care who gets rich as long as the little guy has a nice deal too.

  24. Mick

    There we go – Newsbot includes violent benefit addicts amongst other normal people who have only fallen on hard times.

    And anarchists have ‘clashed’ with police on a more widespread scale than anyone you call far-right. Look at those brutal riots across Europe and England not so long back. Anarchists and other left wing brutes fuelled and excused those.

  25. Newsbot9

    That’s right, you want to suppress the discussion for now.

    And I see, too poor for you. Got it. Keep seeing your mere tens of millions as the “little guy”.

  26. Newsbot9

    Ah right, the poor are “violent benefit addicts” to you now, as you bemoan having to pay any tax. And of course have phantom anarchists on our mind, labelling anyone who stands up to your thugs…

  27. Mick

    And Newsbot returns with his comedy act.

    Newsbot knows exactly what I said and so there’s no need for him to re-word it.

  28. Mick

    Newsbot suppresses any discussion by writing a load of rubbish instead of a reply.

    Keep taking the pills and keep on spamming, as you will now….

  29. Newsbot9

    Yes, you keep blaming me for what you do. It seems to be your forte.

  30. Newsbot9

    That’s right, you keep claiming slaughtering the poor is funny. And I don’t claim to do so, unlike you.

  31. Mick

    Newsbot’s the best medicine, due to the laughter and joy he brings.

  32. Newsbot9

    Yes, no surprise that you’re against conventional medicine either.

  33. Mick

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  34. Mick

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  36. Mick

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  37. Mick

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  38. Mick

    EDIT: The mods have been at us again, cutting my replies to Newsbot’s bitching right down again. Looks like he’s had the last word again but readers can see what he’s like.

  39. Mick

    EDIT: The mods have been at us again, cutting my replies to Newsbot’s bitching right down again. Looks like he’s had the last word again but readers can see what he’s like.

  40. Mick

    EDIT: The mods have been at us again, cutting my replies to Newsbot’s bitching right down again. Looks like he’s had the last word again but readers can see what he’s like.

  41. Mick

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  42. Mick

    EDIT: The mods have been at us again, cutting my replies to Newsbot’s bitching right down again. Looks like he’s had the last word again but readers can see what he’s like.

  43. Mick

    EDIT: The mods have been at us again, cutting my replies to Newsbot’s bitching right down again. Looks like he’s had the last word again but readers can see what he’s like.

  44. Mick

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  45. Mick

    EDIT: The mods have been at us again, cutting my replies to Newsbot’s bitching right down again. Looks like he’s had the last word again but readers can see what he’s like.

  46. Mick

    EDIT: The mods have been at us again, cutting my replies to Newsbot’s bitching right down again. Looks like he’s had the last word again but readers can see what he’s like.

  47. Mick

    EDIT: The mods have been at us again, cutting my replies to Newsbot’s bitching right down again. Looks like he’s had the last word again but readers can see what he’s like.

  48. Mick

    EDIT: The mods have been at us again, cutting my replies to Newsbot’s bitching right down again. Looks like he’s had the last word again but readers can see what he’s like.

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