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English definition of “incomes policy”

incomes policy

noun [C]     UK
ECONOMICS a government plan to limit inflation by controlling the amount that people earn : Unions humiliated the government , sweeping aside its incomes policy which had tried to hold pay increases to 5%.
(Definition of incomes policy noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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