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Why Am I Paid What I'm Paid?

Duration: 03:26

There has been a huge amount of fuss recently about what some people are paid – MPs and their expenses, footballers and their colossal wages, TV stars and their huge contracts and – of course – bankers and their bonuses. When we hear that someone has pocketed millions in a single year, we may be tempted to feel that it’s all totally random and unfair. But is it?

One of a series of short films featuring Business Editor Robert Peston. He examines how we got into the recent financial crisis and what you can do to protect yourself.

Available since: Mon 29 Mar 2010

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On the Money with Robert Peston

Robert Peston examines the recent financial crisis and what you need to know about money.

First broadcast: 07 Jun 2010

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