But players' wages still growing
19 April ~ The accounts of all 20 top-flight clubs from 2011-12 have shown that the combined Premier League wage bill is now £1.6 billion – two thirds of which goes to players. The figures also revealed the level of pay for directors; the highest is at Manchester United and gets a salary of £2.6m, while employees in catering and other areas still receive minimum wage. However, the data also shows that the clubs are becoming better run, with total losses down to £205 million from £484m in 2009-10. David Conn has broken down all the figures on the Guardian website.