Part of Eadwig’s earlier post said:
_Purchasing power has gone down. On average, real wages have been flat since the referendum. Nominal wages have risen, but below the previous 2% norm (ONS 2018). Consumer prices have risen to reduce real wages. Inflation rose sharply after the referendum and remained high till recently. In January 2019, it dropped below 2% for the first time since the referendum but is still at 1.8%. Growth in food prices, which was as high as 4.4% following the referendum, has returned to low levels of inflation (De Lyon et al. 2017). _
The data that I posted showed quite clearly that there has been something of a recovery in wages over the last two years from the low points of the middle of the decade. The point I was making was that over the whole period of Tory administration wages have been squeezed and even now are below what they were in real terms.
I also made the point that those who are wealthy and in well paid employment have not paid the same price as most working people.