The earnings gap between the advantaged and disadvantaged is often explained using educational attainment, though this week’s chart questions whether more is at play.
This week’s chart examines the main taxes in the UK, assessing the extent to which they can be seen as progressive or not.
As issues such as sustainability and energy independence face the country, perhaps the energy mix requires a review.
Auto-enrolment had the foresight to address a problem that forthcoming generations will experience, whilst simultaneously easing the burden of the future state. This week’s chart assesses its impact, as well as potential improvements we may see in the future.
This week’s chart shows a strong negative correlation between hours worked and output per hour. Nevertheless, underlying factors seem to be driving this effect in at least some of the countries mentioned.
While it has long been understood that economic activity has been skewed towards London and the South East, the analysis helps us to understand the dynamics of the within-region inequality in output.