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Take-Home Pay

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the growth of real take-home pay for a married man on male average earnings since 1978–79.

Since 1978–79, real take-home pay has risen by almost 24 per cent. for a married man on average earnings. Average earnings are those for men in all occupations paid at adult rates, working a full week whose pay is unaffected by absence.