As new research showed that UK wages have fallen more than ever, we asked readers of the ITV News Facebook page how they had been affected.
Many concurred that their wages had fallen in real terms, with Heidi Bashford saying: "Mine have been frozen for five years... shame that food prices aren't frozen."
Mary Challoner said: "Mine have been frozen since 2011, a pay rise would be lovely but I know it ain't happening."
Shirley Barbeary added: "My wages were frozen for two years, then redundancy last June."
And even some pay rises were not as lucrative as they seemed, explained Christina Price Pakes: "My husband has just had a so-called pay rise, but they got rid of the weekly bonus so actually (he) had a pay cut of £20 a week."
More top news
The operation to recover the unexploded bomb near the Houses of Parliament let to disruption in central London overnight.
Southern parts of England and Wales will see sunny skies after a frosty start.
A police spokesman said the incident in the Bourke Street Mall on Friday was not related to terrorism.