31 March 2005

What tops weekly bills?

According to page 14 of today's Metro, transport tops weekly bills, with £60
spent per week on average.

That's odd. If average income is £570, then on average we spend about £200 per week on government. That's as much as on Transport, Recreation, Food and Housing put together. Since I suspect the ONS figures quoted actually include the VAT and other taxes on what we buy, the extent to which taxation dominates our household budgets is even more dramatic.

Tax tops weekly bills.

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