Average wage

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The government states that the average wage is £25,000 – this of course is the national average, not taking into consideration regional difference in wages.

A truer reflection on average wages would be one based on regional calculation rather than a national one.

This could be done on a north, south east and south west regional divide and within this a break down of percentage of workers earning less than the taxable wages and those who earn less than a living wage, and the actual percentage of workers who earn the regional average.

This would give a true picture of real earnings.

In the south east, ie. London, where the national high earners are there are also low-paid service industries, restaurants etc and therefore the disparity in wages is greater.

The Government speaks of transparency, let us see this in wages.

M Reilly