Average wages are now rising faster than inflation. But "average wages" are not a very precise measure to find out whether wages have gone up, as they do not take changes into the labour market into account. People who were previously on benefits may now finally have obtained a newly created (low-paid) job - thereby lowering the average. And if we take the Conservatives' tax cuts for 25 million people into account, the outcome is even more positive. The economy is recovering and it's the Tories who are making it happen.