The pay gap - Public and Private sector
About 11 Months, 1 Day ago.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak was asked on BBC Breakfast why some people in the public sector are having their pay frozen in the coming year.
Public-sector employees are generally those paid by the state. All others work in the private sector.
"What we've seen in the private sector is that wages have fallen over the last six months by about 1%," the chancellor said. "In the public sector, wages have gone up by 4%."
To arrive at these estimates, Mr Sunak averaged out the wages figures from April to September and compared that figure to the same months last year, which is not necessarily what most people would think of when they heard somebody saying wages had fallen in the past six months.