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Following on from this BBC article about big salaries...

(A currency converter can be found at Yahoo Finance)

What would you consider a high salary?

Around £50,000
12(38.7%)
Around £100,000
13(41.9%)
Around £150,000
4(12.9%)
Around £200,000
0(0.0%)
More than £200,000
2(6.5%)
Other (please comment)
0(0.0%)

Do you think it fair that the Director General of the BBC is earning £834,000 pa?

He ought to be paid more
0(0.0%)
He deserves it
1(3.2%)
Market forces set the salary
9(29.0%)
Around £500,000 seems more realistic
3(9.7%)
Around £200,000 seems more realistic
11(35.5%)
Around £100,000 seems more realistic
4(12.9%)
I have no view on this
3(9.7%)
Other (please comment)
0(0.0%)

Do you think it valid of Boris Johnson to describe £250,000 as chicken feed?

Yes, completely
3(9.7%)
No, not really
4(12.9%)
No, the guy is completely divorced from reality!
19(61.3%)
I have no view
2(6.5%)
Other (please comment)
3(9.7%)

Do you think salaries ought to be capped?

Yes, for sure
5(15.6%)
Yes, perhaps
8(25.0%)
No, not really
11(34.4%)
No, not at all
4(12.5%)
I have no view
2(6.2%)
Other
2(6.2%)

What poll question about salaries would you ask?



Edit: Note the last question refers to high salaries.


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The Nordic countries seem to manage - there I think the main barriers to high salaries are driven by culture and also by tax (a high top rate plus a wealth tax).

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