Six years on, the reality is that a pre-tax salary of slightly less than £16,000 is all that a single, childless worker requires to attain the standard of living of the typical person in Britain.
Yet poverty is defined as £13,400 a year*.
There’s not exactly a great deal of clear blue skies between those two numbers, is there?
Clearly the general standard of living is too low….have to carry on with this capitalism thing for a while longer to keep raising it, eh?
*Joseph Rowntree Trust and actually a pretty good number.