1) Income tax used to only bite at about average wages.
2) Income tax now bites at part time working on minimum wage.
3) Income tax thresholds have risen in line with inflation.
Therefore wages must have risen faster than inflation.
The fly in this ointment is that at least once cunts like Brown didn\’t even upgrade personal allowances by inflation. But it is still true that the successful deployment of fiscal drag by successive chancellors does prove that wages have risen faster than inflation.