Yorkshire people see biggest percentage fall in real wages says MP

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Yorkshire has seen the biggest percentage fall in real wages according to a South Yorkshire MP.

Michael Dugher, MP for Barnsley East, has raised concerns after it was revealed that since the election wages have fallen in real terms in every region and nation of the UK. Yorkshire is the region that has seen the biggest percentage fall of them all.

According to House of Commons Library figures, after inflation, average earnings in Yorkshire are £1,721 a year lower than they were at the time of the last General Election - a real terms fall of 8.1 per cent. The average decrease across the UK is £1,350, meaning that, in real terms, workers in the UK are on average earning today the same as they made in 2001. But people in Yorkshire are even worse off, earning £371 less than the average loss.