Clauses haven't been put into players' contracts that would see their wages reduced if the side is relegated to the Championship, a report suggests.
In the canteen at Nomura's Tokyo headquarters, prices are rising faster than the wages the brokerage pays its staff.
Pay has been slow to rise, but polls find that many employees never even ask for a raise.
Bloomberg's Hans Nichols reports on the growing public outrage over CEO pay in Switzerland.
Despite a spate of upbeat economic data for the U.K. over recent weeks, wages in the country have seen one of the steepest falls in Europe, according to new data.
When a 20 pack of cigarettes costs upwards of £8, it's obvious that smoking takes a drag out of one's bank balance.