Conrad Quilter-Harper - who writes in the Telegraph about data and visualisations and is their Data Mapping Reporter - has an interesting article on the release of the structure and pay of people working in central Government departments. According to QH, a great deal is not in easily accessible formats, however one intriguing set of data he did disclose.
Employs 68,053 FTE staff (of which 68,010 are junior and 42.89 are senior)
Average pay (junior staff): £22,421 – £29,954
Average pay (senior staff): £123,017 – £128,016
Senior staff are paid on average 4.8 times what junior staff get
Total pay (all staff): 1,530,181,242 – 2,042,729,051"
Just look at those figures for total pay!
Now were we to have a simple flat tax system one wonders by how much that wages bill would be cut.
Just a thought..........