Sunak's Covid rescue plan 'will fail to help long-term wage stagnation'

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Decade-long squeeze on pay packets in UK set to continue despite extra Treasury spending, thinktank says

The government’s plans to rescue Britain from the Covid crisis will fail to end a decade-long squeeze on wages, leaving average pay packets by the middle of the decade £1,200-a-year below the level forecast before the virus outbreak, a leading thinktank has said.

The Resolution Foundation said the combined effects of weaker pay growth and higher unemployment will prolong Britain’s living standards squeeze, despite the extra spending by the Treasury.

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