Executive Pay

Well-run Businesses Are Essential For A Healthy Economy

Mathew Lawrence | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK
Mathew Lawrence

This is an ambitious agenda to repurpose businesses. Crucially though, there is a Parliamentary majority for bold action. We should seize that chance to create a new partnership between workers, management, and shareholders, building purposive companies that are focused on long-term and equitable success.

May Urged To Tackle 'Fat Cat' City Pay

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Politics

Theresa May is facing calls for tough action on ‘fatcat’ pay after a new report revealed that bosses’ wages have soared to an average of £6m a ...

I'll Set Your Pay And You Set Mine

Nick Abbot | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK
Nick Abbot

There is an incentive that you have for going to work and doing a good job while you are there. Your wage is what gets you up in the morning and prope...

Fat Cats Are Curdling the Cream - Time to Regulate Bosses?

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 10.06.2017 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Are we in a new infuriating phase of the economic cycle, that one where a few individuals shake your faith in corporate life just when everyone has got over austerity?

We Are Experiencing a Crisis of Global Inequality That Is More Than Just Deeply Unjust, It Is Bad for Us All

Katy Wright | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK
Katy Wright

Inequality has been shown to impact on the durability of economic growth and increases the chances of future financial shocks; it undermines social cohesion and equality for women; and it increases political instability. In a surprising echo to Aicha's words, the self-proclaimed zillionaire Nick Hanauer wrote in 2014 that "if we don't do something to fix the glaring inequities in this economy, the pitchforks are going to come for us"... Economic and policy changes in recent decades - including deregulation, privatisation, financial secrecy and globalisation, especially of finance - have supercharged the age-old ability of the rich and powerful to use their position to further concentrate their wealth.

8 Shocking Facts You Need To Know About #FatCatTuesday

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK

This afternoon, the bosses of the UK's biggest public companies will have earned as much in just a day and a half back at work as the average person m...

George Osborne: Pursuing Austerity Like the Spoils of a Feckless War

Karl Davis | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Like conflict, austerity leaves people scarred, changing them forever, and disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable. It is ultimately self defeating. Most tellingly, it is the poorest who suffer most under austerity, as in war, whilst the richest always profit...

You'd Not Believe How Much More Your Boss Gets Paid Than You

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Politics

The average director of a top company is now paid 85 times as much as the average member of their staff, according to a new report. The TUC said bo...

These 6 CEOs Are Ludicrously Better Paid Than Their Staff

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

Britain's business leaders have enjoyed seeing their pay packets soar as the economy recovers from the financial crash, but average workers have not b...

Why We Need to Tackle Income Inequality in the UK

Deborah Hargreaves | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Politics
Deborah Hargreaves

A chief executive in one of Britain's biggest businesses takes home more in three days than an average employee can earn in a year. The pay gap between those at the top of the income scale and the rest of the workforce has continued to rise sharply year after year - throughout the recession and recovery.

These Cats Are More Than Just Fat

Mark Serwotka | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Serwotka

Listen carefully and you just might hear the distant pop of champagne corks as bosses celebrate already being paid more this week than you could earn all year... These cats didn't just put on few pounds by creaming off the top of the milk. They have swigged down the whole bottle and gorged themselves on the contents of the fridge and all the kitchen cupboards.

Nationwide Executive Pay Is a Disgrace to Mutualism: Fight Back at the AGM!

Asa Cusack | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Asa Cusack

This weekend I got up in the middle of night and plastered my own branch of Nationwide with posters bearing the simple message "£3m for CEO? Vote NO @AGM". Then I started a petition against them via 38degrees. This is why.

He's Earning HOW Much?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK

Biopharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has revealed its new chief executive Pascal Soriot will receive a base salary of £1.1 million a year after jumpin...

A Year on From the Riots: Let's Not Forget We Have a Country To Heal

Matthew Butcher | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK Politics
Matthew Butcher

Next summer we won't have an Olympics. It's down to all of us to make sure that an August without sport or troops on the streets of London won't result in the kind of disturbance we saw last year.

Cable Executive Pay Plans 'Watered Down'

PA | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK Politics

Vince Cable moved to strengthen the hand of shareholders today by giving them powers to lead the crackdown on excessive executive pay deals. The Bu...

FTSE Chief Pay Up 12% To £4.8m

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK

The row over executive pay was reignited on Tuesday after it emerged that rewards for blue-chip bosses rose 12% to an average of £4.8 million last ye...

Pay And Bonuses Combine To Take Exec Pay Over £1m

PA | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK

Finance directors in the UK's top companies received a 9.5% increase in pay and bonuses last year, taking median income to more than £1 million, acco...

William Hill Boss Bags £1.2m Despite Shareholder Revolt

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK

The UK's largest bookmaker William Hill signalled today that its boss will still get a £1.2 million pay-to-stay bonus, despite a major rebuke from sh...

HSBC - Massive Profits And Big Bonuses Coming Tomorrow

PA | Posted 27.04.2012 | UK

Profits of more than £14 billion and a pay package worth up to £12.5 million for its chief executive are set to be revealed by HSBC tomorrow. Cit...

Is RBS Boss' £1m Bonus Really Too Much?

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK

If a CEO can reverse the fortunes of a loss-making, state-owned bank and see some of the profits returned to the taxpayer, just how much does he deser...

Someone Else Who Shouldn't Get A Bonus? Cameron Urged To Intervene

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK Politics

Labour leader Ed Miliband has called on David Cameron to block any million pound-plus bonus payout to the chief executive of the predominantly state-o...

Cameron Outlines His 'Moral Capitalism' Vision. Sound Familiar?

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron set out his vision for "moral capitalism" in a major speech on the economy on Thursday. He suggested transparency to help stem the wo...

PHOTOS: Mixed Bag Of Outrageous Stories In The Sunday Papers

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

The first 'proper' Sunday papers of the New Year are dominated by an interview David Cameron has given to the Telegraph , on a wide range of issues in...

Cameron Hints At Curbs For Fat Cat Executives

PA | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron backed powers for shareholders to veto executive pay packages as political pressure to curb vast salaries and bonuses gathered pace. ...

Investor Groups Tells Banks To Slash Bonuses Now

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK

The Association of British Insurers (ABI), an influential investor group representing billions of pounds of assets, has joined demands for pay curbs f...