Should the UK impose a maximum cap on salaries?MoneySaving Poll Results

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Jeremy Corbyn said he’s in favour of a cap on salaries to address income inequality in the UK, though since we started this poll he's clarified that he's more concerned about the pay ratios between high and low earners. Are you in favour of a salary cap?

Please choose the option closest to your opinion (all figures have been rounded):



Results

I'm aged under 25 (673 votes)
No – I think a salary cap is wrong in principle335 votes (50%)
No – just the UK doing it doesn’t work in a global world73 votes (11%)
No – it’s unworkable, the rich will find ways around it87 votes (13%)
Yes, set it at £28,000 (average UK salary)4 votes (1%)
Yes, set it at £75,000 (an MP’s salary)20 votes (3%)
Yes, set it at £140,000 (roughly Corbyn & May’s salaries)39 votes (6%)
Yes, set it at £500,000 (reportedly what Kim Kardashian earned in an hour for selfies)35 votes (5%)
Yes, set it at £1,000,000 (a nice round number)36 votes (5%)
Yes, set it at £2.29m (average Premier League player’s salary)19 votes (3%)
Yes, set it at £5.48m (average FTSE 100 CEO salary)10 votes (1%)
Yes, set it at £32m (reportedly footballer Carlos Tevez’s salary)15 votes (2%)
I'm aged 25 to 34 (2967 votes)
No – I think a salary cap is wrong in principle1288 votes (43%)
No – just the UK doing it doesn’t work in a global world416 votes (14%)
No – it’s unworkable, the rich will find ways around it458 votes (15%)
Yes, set it at £28,000 (average UK salary)43 votes (1%)
Yes, set it at £75,000 (an MP’s salary)74 votes (2%)
Yes, set it at £140,000 (roughly Corbyn & May’s salaries)180 votes (6%)
Yes, set it at £500,000 (reportedly what Kim Kardashian earned in an hour for selfies)156 votes (5%)
Yes, set it at £1,000,000 (a nice round number)218 votes (7%)
Yes, set it at £2.29m (average Premier League player’s salary)62 votes (2%)
Yes, set it at £5.48m (average FTSE 100 CEO salary)48 votes (2%)
Yes, set it at £32m (reportedly footballer Carlos Tevez’s salary)24 votes (1%)
I'm aged 35 to 49 (4280 votes)
No – I think a salary cap is wrong in principle1758 votes (41%)
No – just the UK doing it doesn’t work in a global world629 votes (15%)
No – it’s unworkable, the rich will find ways around it721 votes (17%)
Yes, set it at £28,000 (average UK salary)61 votes (1%)
Yes, set it at £75,000 (an MP’s salary)166 votes (4%)
Yes, set it at £140,000 (roughly Corbyn & May’s salaries)288 votes (7%)
Yes, set it at £500,000 (reportedly what Kim Kardashian earned in an hour for selfies)262 votes (6%)
Yes, set it at £1,000,000 (a nice round number)246 votes (6%)
Yes, set it at £2.29m (average Premier League player’s salary)89 votes (2%)
Yes, set it at £5.48m (average FTSE 100 CEO salary)44 votes (1%)
Yes, set it at £32m (reportedly footballer Carlos Tevez’s salary)16 votes (0%)
I'm aged 50 to 64 (4007 votes)
No – I think a salary cap is wrong in principle1358 votes (34%)
No – just the UK doing it doesn’t work in a global world497 votes (12%)
No – it’s unworkable, the rich will find ways around it812 votes (20%)
Yes, set it at £28,000 (average UK salary)81 votes (2%)
Yes, set it at £75,000 (an MP’s salary)202 votes (5%)
Yes, set it at £140,000 (roughly Corbyn & May’s salaries)381 votes (10%)
Yes, set it at £500,000 (reportedly what Kim Kardashian earned in an hour for selfies)294 votes (7%)
Yes, set it at £1,000,000 (a nice round number)249 votes (6%)
Yes, set it at £2.29m (average Premier League player’s salary)76 votes (2%)
Yes, set it at £5.48m (average FTSE 100 CEO salary)40 votes (1%)
Yes, set it at £32m (reportedly footballer Carlos Tevez’s salary)17 votes (0%)
I'm aged 65+ (2532 votes)
No – I think a salary cap is wrong in principle826 votes (33%)
No – just the UK doing it doesn’t work in a global world369 votes (15%)
No – it’s unworkable, the rich will find ways around it478 votes (19%)
Yes, set it at £28,000 (average UK salary)28 votes (1%)
Yes, set it at £75,000 (an MP’s salary)117 votes (5%)
Yes, set it at £140,000 (roughly Corbyn & May’s salaries)262 votes (10%)
Yes, set it at £500,000 (reportedly what Kim Kardashian earned in an hour for selfies)217 votes (9%)
Yes, set it at £1,000,000 (a nice round number)182 votes (7%)
Yes, set it at £2.29m (average Premier League player’s salary)27 votes (1%)
Yes, set it at £5.48m (average FTSE 100 CEO salary)15 votes (1%)
Yes, set it at £32m (reportedly footballer Carlos Tevez’s salary)11 votes (0%)

                   14,459 votes received.

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