United Kingdom -Northern Ireland households poorest -July 02, 2015

Published data cover the effects of taxes and benefits on household incomes in 2014.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggest that Northern Ireland households have, on average, the lowest incomes of any UK region. The published data cover the effects of taxes and benefits on household incomes in 2014. The figures show the average household in NI paid £12,000 in taxes and received £13,000 in direct and indirect benefits. Average earnings are £25,540 giving a final household income of £26,500. The UK average final income is just under £32,000 and the highest average is in London at almost £39,000.

English: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons …        

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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