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Earnings rise in Royal Borough in 2012 compared to 2008

Earnings rise in Royal Borough in 2012 compared to 2008

Justin Burns

Earnings rise in Royal Borough in 2012 compared to 2008

Average earnings in the Royal Borough rose by nearly £700 in four years - but it represented a 13.2 per cent drop in real terms.

According to figures released by Office for National Statistics, for the GMB union, the mean gross income was £43,113 in November 2012 compared to £42,436 in April 2008.

Slough increased from £25,469 in 2008 to £26,187 in 2012.

Other nearby authorities dropped with Bracknell Forest falling from £31,597 to £31,579 and Buckinghamshire to £36,713 from £37,118.

Average earnings across the UK rose to £26,664 from £26,137 a drop of 12.8 per cent in real terms taking into account the costs of goods and services.

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