Friday, 18 March 2011

??148.22 per benefit claimant lost?

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BBC Business Editor, Robert Peston shared the RBS bonus payout with us all yesterday: £375 million.

83% of RBS is owned by the taxpayer.

The company is still making a loss - £1.67 billion in 2010.

Earlier this week we learned that unemployment has risen to 2.53 million, the highest level in 17 years.

Unsure of the division of labour accountable for national loss making, we thought we'd try to calculate the drain on our economy.

 

375,000,000
÷  2,530,000
-------------------
             148.22

Forgive our lack of financial capability - being incompetent debtors and all - but isn't that just over two weeks of unemployment benefit for every single person claiming?

 

 

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