Boris Johnson has rebuked the governor of the Bank of England for telling workers not to ask for big pay rises.
The prime minister said it was not for the government to dictate how employers should pay their workers after Andrew Bailey demanded that people show “restraint” when requesting wage increases.
Bailey called for moderation in a bid to control inflation, which officials expect to hit 7.25 per cent in April.
However, at a Downing Street briefing with journalists this morning, the prime minister’s official spokesman questioned the logic of Bailey’s intervention. “It’s not something that the prime minister is calling for,” he said. “We obviously want a high-growth economy and we want people’s wages to increase.”
He added: “We recognise the challenge of