Who earns 80 grand?

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Who earns 80 grand?

Post by Jak* » Tue May 16, 2017 6:22 am

Does anyone know anyone who earns 80 grand? I am sure that I must do but I as the papers say that is what middle class earners are on. However a quick internet search reveals that if you were in the forces you would be a senior staff officer, some consultants, the very highest earning GPS, head teachers of very large secondary schools (mainly in the SE) and politicians are on this sort of money. Pearsonally I would not object to paying a bit more tax to safeguard our NHS, but I was just staggered to see that the papers seem to class this amount as middle income earners, I do not expect to ever earn anywhere this amount in my life time. It is no wonder I find modern motorbikes expensive I am obviously in the wrong job.
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Re: Who earns 80 grand?

Post by Grahamkevinbutler » Tue May 16, 2017 6:41 am

Who will admit they earn £80,000 for those that are self employed will not want to pay the amount of ridicules of tax

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Re: Who earns 80 grand?

Post by Africa John » Tue May 16, 2017 6:46 am

Don't read the papers so I don't know which paper this is but I'm going to take a punt and guess The Mail or The Sun to frighten voters who consider themselves "middle class" into not voting Labour?
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Re: Who earns 80 grand?

Post by johnnyboxer » Tue May 16, 2017 6:51 am

Average UK wage is £26500 (Source - ONS) so maybe the £80k is a combined middle income family
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Re: Who earns 80 grand?

Post by ollydog » Tue May 16, 2017 7:00 am

wot you mean you lot dont, thought most gs owners did, better start pulling yer finger out and help save the country

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Re: Who earns 80 grand?

Post by Trev » Tue May 16, 2017 7:12 am

johnnyboxer wrote:Average UK wage is £26500 (Source - ONS) so maybe the £80k is a combined middle income family
I think that's more like it, I know plenty of couples whose combined flat rate income is £65k/£70k, throw in some decent overtime and the odd bonus and it's £80k+. My mates Daughter is on just over £30k (Customer Services Manager) and her other half (a brickie) can pull in nearly £40k if he has a good year (loads of hours) and they're in their late twenties with scope for improve rates as they progress.

Given that the price of a three bed semi is now closer to £300k then £250k down here then a family needs to be earning £60/65k just to pay the mortgage without such niceties as holidays, decent car and kids.

On the other hand I have plenty of self employed mates whose 'earnings' are way below the £26.5k you quote above as average wage and are no doubt dragging this figures down yet do very, very nicely thank you very much and somehow manage to buy a house ; )

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Re: Who earns 80 grand?

Post by Africa John » Tue May 16, 2017 7:13 am

ollydog wrote:wot you mean you lot dont, thought most gs owners did
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Re: Who earns 80 grand?

Post by Brenhden » Tue May 16, 2017 7:24 am

I consider myself to be pretty comfortable these days but I earn no where near that much.

I know a few contractors who earn that sort of money but they run it through their companies so pay very little tax.
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Re: Who earns 80 grand?

Post by SteveW » Tue May 16, 2017 7:27 am

I know a few contractors who earn that sort of money but they run it through their companies so pay very little tax.[/quote]

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Re: Who earns 80 grand?

Post by Rederic » Tue May 16, 2017 7:30 am

I know exactly what you mean I personally don't pay my butler anywhere near that amount , I just about give that much to my three house staff combined (hope they don't get wind of this)
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