Earnings in 18 South East authorities still below 2007 level
The real value of earnings for all full-time employees resident in the South East has dropped by 12.8% between April 2007 and April 2016 a new GMB Southern Region analysis of the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings published this morning shows.
18 areas in the South East still have a lot of ground to make up on earnings levels before the recession.
For full time employees resident in Surrey the drop has been 22.7%, in Bracknell Forest the drop is 18.3%, in Kent 16.7%, on the Isle of Wight 14.5% and in West Sussex 13%.
Set out in the table below are the 2007 and 2016 mean annual earnings figures for 19 counties and unitary authorities where data are available with the actual change figures and the change figures taking into account inflation of 27.3%.
The tables have been compiled by GMB Southern region, see notes to editors for sources and definitions.
|2007 Mean||2016 Mean||change||% change (07-16)||% change (15-16)||% change after inflation (2007-16) 27.26%|
|2||Bracknell Forest UA||36,723||38,172||1,449||3.9||2.7||-18.3|
|4||Isle of Wight UA||26,071||28,373||2,302||8.8||-5.9||-14.5|
|7||Milton Keynes UA||31,624||35,366||3,742||11.8||5.3||-12.1|
|15||West Berkshire UA||35,582||42,072||6,490||18.2||8.2||-7.1|
|18||Brighton and Hove UA||30,481||37,207||6,726||22.1||7.7||-4.1|
|19||Windsor and Maidenhead UA||44,027||58,534||14,507||33||13.4||4.5|
Paul Maloney, GMB Southern regional secretary, said, “GMB welcome that in the past year average mean earnings grew by 0.9% in the South East but there are still 18 counties and unitary authorities where earnings are below the level of 2007 once inflation has been taken into account. We need more years of growth to fill the gap and to meet the ever rising cost of housing”
Contact: Paul Maloney on 07801 343839 or Michelle Gordon on 07866 369259
Notes to Editors
1 Source: 2007-2016 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings – residence based for all employee jobs. Table 8.7a, Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, Office for National Statistics. Crown Copyright Reserved.
2 The Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) is based on a 1% random sample of employee jobs (approximately 181,000 employees) taken from HM Revenue and Customs PAYE records. Information on earnings and hours is obtained from employers and treated confidentially. It covers all employee jobs in all industries and occupations across the whole of the United Kingdom. In 2016 information related to the pay period which included 13 April.
3 ASHE analyses for annual earnings relate to employees on adult rates of pay who have been in the same job for more than one year. ASHE does not cover the self-employed or the armed forces nor does it cover employees not paid during the reference period.
4 Further details are available here: