The last episode in Vanessa Engle's series about our personal attitudes to money.
Forty grand is, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the average British income for a household where two adults are working. This film features a set of households who all live on this same net amount of money annually. Some consider forty grand to be a large amount of money, whilst others struggle to get by. The film compares the way the various households spend their identical budgets, revealing a wide range of priorities and values, as well as big differences in their life situations.