League tables should be used to inform

Some frustration that once again, league tables have been by the media in a way that obscures, and doesn’t illuminate. Witness the article published by the BBC News today.
This time it’s league tables of Gross Domestic Household Income.
Proclaiming Nottingham as the poorest city in Britain does nothing to help understanding.
The City Council’s rebuttal can be found here – http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/pressarchive/index.aspx?articleid=23671
Whatever, the focus has to remain on what matters – helping people find work, earn a proper living and getting the social security they are entitled to.

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