Wages are expected to surpass inflation today for the first time in six years.
ONS labour market statistics are expected to show that regular pay is rising at a rate of 1.8%, up from 1.3%.
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HMS Enterprise assisted with saving more than 6,500 migrants off the coast of Libya on Tuesday.
Abu Muhammad Al-Adnani, cited as so-called Islamic State's official spokesman, was reported as killed in Syria by the group's media branch.
More cloud tomorrow with showery bursts of rain sliding southwards and eastwards through England and Wales.