Typical Scottish worker's pay tops England for first time

The typical pay of a Scottish worker has risen above those in England for the first time, according to a new study

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The Resolution Foundation said there is a need to keep the jobs market growing if the figure to be retained.

The Scottish economy has been doing a lot of catching up with the rest of the UK in the past 20 or so years. It closed the gap in growth of economic output, in employment and unemployment, and now, we learn, in pay as well.

Conor d'Arcy, a research analyst at the Resolution Foundation, said "Scotland's impressive pay performance has been underpinned by high employment and steady economic growth, particularly in the run up to the crash.”

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