Company Profitability Up In Last Decade, While Real Wages Slide, Says TUC
Profitability has grown in the last decade, while real wages have fallen, according to new TUC analysis of ONS figures.
The latest figures show UK-registered corporate profitability at 12.6% in 2017, up from 11.4% in 2007. Yet real wages in the same period fell by 4.4%.
In the services sector, profitability is even higher – rising from 14% to 19.1%.
TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
“Working people aren’t getting their fair share. Profitability is up, but real wages are still in freefall.
“It’s especially galling to see so many people on poverty pay in the service sector, where profits have shot up.
“Not only does Britain deserve a pay rise, but this evidence shows that business can afford it too.”
Company Profitability Up In Last Decade, While Real Wages Slide, Says TUC, 13th January 2018, 11:15 AM