THE amount of money people have left to “splash the cash” after paying essential bills in East Renfrewshire has been revealed in a new report.

Analysis of Government data shows the annual amount people in East Renfrewshire had after paying for essentials was £18,564.

The figure for neighbouring Renfrewshire was slightly lower at £18,059.

The analysis, carried out by wealth management and financial planning business, Succession Wealth, compares gross disposable household income per head of population between 1998 and 2017.

East Renfrewshire’s figure in 1998 was a lowly £11,271 which rose by £6,843 in the ensuing years to 2017 – up 58 per cent.

In Renfrewshire, it jumped by £7,502 from £10,557 in 1998, an increase of 71%.

Meanwhile, the company says average income per head of population in Scotland increased by 17.7% to £18,099 between 2008 and 2017, compared to a rise of 21.4%  – to £19,514 – for the UK as a whole. 

Succession Wealth said it was unable to supply figures for average income per head of population for each local authority area.

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