Who said statistics were boring?
It’s an old trick question for politicians: how much is a pint of milk? It’s one that even flummoxed Brexit Boris. He just said: ’so what?’
Chicken tonight: If the price of a chicken kept pace with houses, then you would be paying £50 for your white-meat treat. As for KFC, it would be up there with Heston Blumenthal as an outrageous splurge.
Minimum wage: This is allegedly £7.30 per hour. Well, don’t waste your time. If you own a house in London, it is earning £22 an hour (yes that’s an hour) in the working week, according to Gavin Barwell MP, the Housing Minister. As Del Boy says: only fools and horses work.
Economic bombs: It costs an average of £30.23 per day to raise a child from birth to the age of 21, according to The Money Charity. Send ‘em down pit, I say.
Savings: £1.78. The amount of interest someone on the average salary would get if they saved 5.6% of their income and put that in an instant access account for a year after tax.
Sneaky one: Employers with a wage bill of over £3 million will have to pay 0.5% extra to fund the apprenticeship levy. Remember income tax was introduced as a temporary measure.
Price of milk: In 2012, when the then Agriculture Minister Jim Paice was asked about it, he famously said: “No, because my wife buys most of it. But I have checked where it comes from.” Milk comes from cows as Jim found out when he joined First Milk, the dairy co-operative on £125,000 a year.
Oh, by the way, a pint of milk is 45p-49p.
In that case, I’ll have a latte.
Have a good weekend,
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