Why the interest in top pay?
1. All eyes are on the extremes of the income spectrum at the moment. On the stonkingly rich side of the scale, we have rows about bankers’ bonuses and government proposals on top pay. Meanwhile, way down in the church mouse financial bracket, fates are being sealed by crucial votes in Parliament on levels of social security payments.
1. What is the main idea of the passage?
A. Politicians are finally addressing high earners’ pay, but pay for those at the bottom end of the scale needs more attention.
B. Politicians have long been concerned by the gap between top and low pay
C. Politicians have been addressing high earners’ pay for a long time, but pay for people on low incomes needs more attention.
D. Politicians are finally addressing the problems of both top and low pay