Touchstone Incomes Tracker

How much would we earn if wages were the same share of the total economy as in 1978? This page on the TUC website will give you an idea.

As it says, since 1978, the share of GDP going in wages has fallen from 58% to 53.8%. A wave of ‘free market’ and anti-union policies have harmed the relative position of the ordinary worker and benefitted the wealthy.

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