Another report has confirmed that public sector staff are paid more than those in the private sector.
The study, by the Social Market Foundation, comes amid calls for the cap of 1 per cent on pay rises to be lifted for all public sector staff.
The think tank found that, on average, those in the private sector earn £9 a week less than public sector staff.
On average those in the private sector earn £9 a week less than public sector staff (stock image of Parliament)
Workers from all backgrounds are £300 a year worse off than they were in 2016 thanks to rising inflation. But the effect is higher for those in the private sector.
SMF analysis of yesterday’s ONS earnings figures show that, on average, both private sector and public sector workers have seen their real earnings fall over the past twelve months.
Average gross earnings for July 2017 were £505 per week.
Private sector workers earned £503 per week on average in July 2017, which represents a £305 fall in annual income when compared to a year ago.
In the public sector, average gross pay was