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The 10 richest towns in the UK and the 10 poorest

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The following was published in The Times

Do you live in St Albans? If so you live amongst the highest-earning people in the UK.

St Alban's population has an average salary at £43,500 per year, according to research from UHY Hacker Young, whilst residents of Blackpool earn an average of £17,400.

The average wage in the UK, amongst those lucky enough to still have a job, is currently £24,292 - with £4,333 of that going to the taxman in income tax.

The ten highest - and lowest - paid towns or cities are below.

1. St Albans
Average income per year: £43,500
Average income tax paid per year: £10,500

2. Windsor
Average income per year: £42,100
Average income tax paid per year: £10,100

3. Guildford
Average income per year: £38,200
Average income tax paid per year: £8,850

4. Wokingham
Average income per year: £37,500
Average income tax paid per year: £8,240

5. London
Average income per year: £34,700
Average income tax paid per year: £7,740

6. Macclesfield
Average income per year: £34,500
Average income tax paid per year: £7,540

7. Wycombe
Average income per year: £33,900
Average income tax paid per year: £7,220

8. Reigate
Average income per year: £33,400
Average income tax paid per year: £7,080

9. Chelmsford
Average income per year: £30,000
Average income tax paid per year: £6,050

10. Basingstoke
Average income per year: £30,300
Average income tax paid per year: £6,020

And the ten lowest...

1. Hull
Average income per year: £17,300
Average income tax paid per year: £2,360

2. Blackpool
Average income per year: £17,400
Average income tax paid per year: £2,400

3. Caerphilly
Average income per year: £18,700
Average income tax paid per year: £2,630

4. Leicester
Average income per year: £18,500
Average income tax paid per year: £2,690

5. Sunderland
Average income per year: £18,800
Average income tax paid per year: £2,720

6. City of Dundee
Average income per year: £18,800
Average income tax paid per year: £2,730

7. Middlesbrough
Average income per year: £18,700
Average income tax paid per year: £2,740

8. Blackburn
Average income per year: £18,700
Average income tax paid per year: £2,740

9. Knowsley
Average income per year: £19,100
Average income tax paid per year: £2,800

10. Nottingham
Average income per year: £18,900
Average income tax paid per year: £2,810

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