Disposable incomes ‘high in East Riding’

East Riding residents have some of the highest disposable incomes in Yorkshire and The Humber, new figures show.

Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 12:00 pm
Disposable incomes in the East Riding of Yorkshire are some of the highest in Yorkshire and The Humber. Photo: PA Images

With some parts of the UK having five times more money left after tax than others, the Equality Trust said the figures were “a damning indictment of the glaring inequalities” that exist throughout the country.

The average person in East Riding had £20,350 left after tax in 2018, the most recent Office for National Statistics data shows.

This was 6% higher than in 2017, and meant the area’s residents had some of the highest gross disposable household incomes in region.

Dr Wanda Wyporska, executive director at the Equality Trust, said: “The figures are a damning indictment of the glaring inequalities between London and the rest of the country and between north and south, rich and poor.

“This is even more important, as part of the background to the current Covid-19 crisis, which we know has seen higher rates of death in more deprived areas.

“We know that high levels of inequality are accompanied by higher levels of poor mental and physical health, drug and alcohol addiction, violent crime and imprisonment and lower levels of social mobility and educational attainment.”

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