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South East Cornwall Wages 'Among Lowest in UK'

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11:20am 26th July 2012
(Updated 11:20am 26th July 2012)

Pirate FM has learnt people in south east Cornwall are among the lowest paid in the country.

Average wages in Torpoint, Looe, Saltash and Callington are just £13,900 a year, according to a local councillor.

That compares to £17,200 in the rest of the Duchy.

Damon Mulready works in Liskeard. He said: "The price of petrol isn't great and traveling from St Austell to Liskeard does add up - but you have to do it for the employment. We don't go out as much as we'd like to for meals or to treat ourselves. It doesn't happen. You have to be reserved with your money and look after it basically."

Officials are now examining ways of helping the worst hit areas do more to encourage business, without it being sucked into Plymouth.

Local councillor Andrew Long said: "You have to look at feeding yourself and keeping yourself warm. That is very difficult on such low wages. The economy effectively dropped off a precipice in south east Cornwall. Our unemployment is quite low but that is because a lot of people are in part time work. So we need to be working to get good employment, a wide range of employment and especially focussing on south east Cornwall."

11:20am 26th July 2012

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