'Sharp fall' in disposable income

A survey claims a rise in the cost of living in Wales has seen the UK's biggest drop in monthly disposable income. The cost of food and energy are the biggest contributors to the squeeze.

Wales "sees biggest fall in disposable income"

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4,000 people were surveyed across the UK. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

A survey claims a rise in the cost of living in Wales has seen the UK's biggest drop in monthly disposable income.

The Unite Union says disposable incomes are down £233 in Wales, compared to £167 in London.

Half of those questioned said the biggest increase in the price of essentials was for food followed by energy.