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Wednesday, 15 July 2009

The stats of chicken feed.

Boris Johnson thinks that the quarter of a million quid that he receives for his Torygraph column is "chicken feed". Goldman Sachs are set to pay out record bonuses this year and you really don't want to know how much their London HQ office cleaners are being paid. All good material for the traditional end of week pub argument. If you want to actually have some facts to back up your eye popping, six pint rant check out the Office of National Statistics website. Here is a little taster. Median gross annual earnings - £20,801. Now that is what I call chicken feed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

and that's not the half of it. Even the media wage doesn't mean the most common value, 50% still earn less than the median.

See http://www.stuffit.org/average-wage/