After 13 years of UK Conservative governments, working people should rightly expect their wages to go further and that their standard of living is higher. Yet weekly average earnings have stagnated, leaving families worse off.
The last Labour Government showed how things could be different.
In contrast to the Tories’ 3p per week over the last 13 years, real weekly earnings rose by £58 per week under Labour. That is nearly 2,000 times more than under the Tories and equivalent to an extra £3,000 each year under Labour.
Delivering better living standards for working people is what Labour governments do, and the next Labour government will do it again. We will make it our mission to secure the highest sustained economic growth in the G7, put an end to wage stagnation, and deliver higher wages across Britain.