By Marcus Leach

Stats released today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown that earnings rose at far below the level of inflation in the year to April.

However, the pay gap between men and women narrowed slightly, and female workers saw the biggest growth in salary.

According to the data the typical full-time employee earned £26,200 in the year to April, up 1.4% on the previous 12 months.

The median gross annual earnings for full-time female employees was up 1.9% to £22,900, with that for male employees rising 1.2% to £28,400.

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