15 January 2001
Nation’s poorest are in farming

By FWi staff

NEW figures reveal that farming communities has joined inner cities as some of the poorest areas of Britain, reports The Daily Telegraph.

The third Wealth of the Nation report shows that some of the most poverty-stricken areas are in the south-west, East Anglia and Wales.

Although the average household income in Britain has increased 8.6% to 23,200, some areas, including north Cornwall, have had falls in real income.

The survey, by information service CACI, found that while the average household income in Surrey was 33,400, in parts of Cornwall the figure was only 17,700.

  • The Daily Telegraph 15 January, 2001 page 4