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UK wage growth slows in late 2016, employment picks up

Workers' total earnings rise by annual 2.6%, slowing from 2.8% in the three months to November

London

BRITISH workers saw their pay grow more slowly than expected at the end of last year, official data showed on Wednesday, ahead of a likely squeeze on their living standards from higher inflation in 2017.

At the same time, the employment rate hit a fresh all-time high as the

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