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Average Male Earnings

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 13 February 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the percentage change in real take home pay of average male earnings after tax that has taken place since May 1979.

The latest available figures are for October 1979. In the period May to October 1979, the real post tax earnings of the average adult male rose by about 1.5 per cent. The rates and allowances used in this calculation are those for a married man.