Employers called on to lessen bite of 'emotive' rail fare rises

Employers called on to lessen bite of 'emotive' rail fare rises

Employers could take steps to help their staff cope with the increased cost of rail tickets, according to Jonathan Watts-Lay, Director of Wealth at Work.

Fares have increased by an average of 3.4% in the new year with season tickets up by 3.6% - a not insignificant rise for many commuters. With wages only set to grow by 2.6% in 2018, many will see their travel costs take up a greater slice of their earnings.

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