Today the BBC released details of its top stars pay
Read the full facts from the annex to the latest BBC annual report.
How does this compare to other high pay earners in the UK. The High Pay Centre think tank monitors and has reports on other high wage earners.
according to their 2016 annual survey the average FTSE 100 CEO earnt a package of over 5 million!
For statistics on average hours and rates of pay- se the Office for National Statistics website. They produce the Annual Survey of Hours and earnings by sector.
Various reports have analysed trends and inequality.
IFS also has detailed analysis
on trends in wages and living standards.
It recently recorded that 'Median family earnings (before tax) in one-earner couples with children are 11% lower in real terms than 20 years ago.'
This theme of pay inequality is also being highlighted by the TUC Britain needs a pay rise campaign
It has found that public sector wages have declined in the last year.
and there are general regional imbalances of pay between different areas. recent analysis revealed. that real wages in the region are 2% lower, on average, than they were in 2008.
How about wages in other countries.
For a gloabl persepctive consult the ILO website
It has a Global Wage database. on income and hours.
It also publishes a Global wage report annually. the most recent report for 2016/17 found wage levels grwing at a slower rate than for the last 4 years.