The UK towns and cities with the highest and lowest wages

There are big gaps between what people get paid for doing the same kinds of jobs in different cities in Britain.

Press release published on 2 May 2018 by Andrew Carter and Paul Swinney

Workers in 15 of the country’s largest towns and cities – defined here as built-up urban areas with 135,000 or more people – earn more than the average weekly wage of £539.

In contrast, workers in the 48 other towns and cities of this size earned less than the national average. (Full list at bottom of story).

The reasons reveal a great deal about the way people live and work.

Read more in BBC News.

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