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    1. September 3, 2015

      Let’s keep a sense of proportion on pay

      “If I can’t have a pay rise,” declares the disgruntled executive in an old joke, “can you at least give the head of...

    2. September 2, 2015

      French economy minister slams Michel Combes’ Alcatel-Lucent exit

      France’s Socialist government has lashed out at the former chief executive of Alcatel-Lucent, deploring his recent...

    1. September 1, 2015

      Michel Combes’ golden parachute shines light on executive pay

      For months, departing Alcatel-Lucent chief executive Michel Combes kept quiet about his future job, batting away...

    2. August 28, 2015

      Princely sums: pay can sometimes seem to reward failure

      Nice work if you can get it. So thought this columnist, 20 years ago, on being paid £45 by a broadcaster to monitor...

    3. August 23, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn targets ‘ludicrous’ pay and Murdoch’s media empire

      Jeremy Corbyn, the hard-left frontrunner to lead the UK’s opposition Labour party, has attacked “ludicrous” corporate...

    4. August 17, 2015

      FTSE chiefs earn 183 times average salary of UK workers

      Chief executives of Britain’s top-100 listed companies earned 183 times the salaries of the average UK worker last year...

    5. August 12, 2015

      Zoopla founder and CEO awarded multimillion-pound pay deal

      Zoopla has awarded its founder and chief executive Alex Chesterman a pay deal that could see him pocketing as much as...

    6. August 12, 2015

      Davies Review needs to ask the right questions

      Working women in the UK are still paid nearly a fifth less than their male peers. And there are just five female chief...

    7. August 7, 2015

      Top US executive pay deserves greater scrutiny

      Business lobbyists are angry about the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision this week to require companies...

    8. August 5, 2015

      SEC adopts rule to reveal chief executive pay ratio

      US companies will have to disclose the gap between their chief executives’ pay and an average employee’s salary under a...

    9. August 2, 2015

      Executive pay is a touchy but misunderstood subject

      Executive compensation is closely scrutinised by politicians and public investors. Oracle, the software company, was...

    10. July 31, 2015

      Executive pay: ratio wrangle

      A new pay disclosure rule is rattling corporate America. It is a “logistical nightmare” with “extraordinary costs and...

    11. July 30, 2015

      Link pay to standards, says bankers’ group

      An influential advisory group has lambasted standards of conduct across the banking industry, calling for boards to...

    12. July 29, 2015

      Shareholder value is a cover for over-mighty chief executives

      The main problem with companies is that they put shareholders first and ignore staff and customers’ interests, Andy...

    13. July 17, 2015

      Indefensible secrets on women’s pay

      Owing to their limited training and experience,” the British Employers’ Confederation told the Royal Commission on...

    14. July 7, 2015

      Look at the expensive badge I’m wearing

      Noise-cancelling headphones are among my most prized possessions. I even keep backups at the office and in my bag. Not...

    15. July 2, 2015

      JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley chiefs top banker pay league table

      JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon regained the title of the world’s best paid bank chief executive last year, and has now topped...

    16. July 2, 2015

      Banker pay rebounds but only for a few

      Bank chief executives’ pay is rapidly returning to pre-crisis levels — but only if your name happens to be Jamie Dimon...

    17. June 12, 2015

      Average FTSE 100 boss paid 150 times more than the average worker

      FTSE 100 chief executive and worker pay widens Greek philosopher Plato mused that the best paid in society should not...

    18. June 5, 2015

      Why performance pay is a bad incentive for good behaviour

      ‘CMI reveals a third of failing UK managers still receive bonus’ Financial Times, June 4 How hard can it be to pay...

    19. June 5, 2015

      Thames Water awards sharp pay rises to top executives

      Thames Water has awarded sharp increases in pay to top executives after negotiating an inflation-beating pricing...

    20. June 4, 2015

      Protest vote at Morrison over Philips payout

      Wm Morrison has suffered a significant protest vote against its pay policies after the £1m bonus paid to ousted chief...

    21. June 4, 2015

      Bolland’s pay up 32% after M&S profit rise

      Marc Bolland, chief executive of Marks and Spencer, has been rewarded with a healthy pay increase after the UK high...

    22. June 3, 2015

      CMI reveals a third of failing UK managers still receive bonus

      Nearly a third of UK managers who were ranked as underperforming last year were given a bonus anyway, according to data...

    23. May 31, 2015

      WPP faces another revolt over Sir Martin Sorrell’s pay

      WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell faces a shareholder revolt over his £43m pay award for 2014 after two leading...

    24. May 31, 2015

      ‘Executive pay has become totally dysfunctional’

      The ability of the UK’s fund industry to tackle rising boardroom salaries and complicated pay structures has been...

    25. May 28, 2015

      Executive pay holds the key to the productivity puzzle

      Productivity has declined in all the major developed economies. This fall is not a mystery, as is often claimed. Poor...

    26. May 27, 2015

      Dimon hits out at ‘lazy’ shareholders

      Jamie Dimon has hit out at “lazy” shareholders who followed proxy advisory services’ guidance to vote against his pay...

    27. May 21, 2015

      Two-fifths of FTSE 100 executives hold shares for five years

      Two-fifths of the UK’s largest public companies now insist that executives awarded shares in long-term incentive plans...

    28. May 20, 2015

      CEO pay: it is time for one brave leader to ask for less

      Chief executive pay is a scandal. It is too high, too complicated and has badly damaged the image of business. Even...

    29. May 19, 2015

      JPMorgan investors protest over pay and end to joint chief role

      JPMorgan Chase’s board survived a shareholder vote on executive pay but suffered another significant vote calling for...

    30. May 14, 2015

      Rising tide of financial regulation washes over recalcitrant boards

      Nearly half of the world’s biggest financial institutions are still not doing enough at board level to address risk...

    31. May 13, 2015

      ABN Amro chairman apologises after executive pay reversal

      The chairman of ABN Amro has apologised for the uproar over executive pay that is disrupting the Dutch bank’s planned...

    32. May 13, 2015

      Drop long-term pay plans, think-tank argues

      Long-term incentive plans (LTips) for executives should be scrapped and performance bonuses should be paid in cash not...

    33. May 10, 2015

      Activist shareholders lead new French revolution of pay excess

      Three years after the UK’s “shareholder spring” inspired a rash of investor protests against excessive executive pay,...

    34. May 5, 2015

      BG investors protest over Helge Lund’s pay

      Investors in BG Group, the UK-based oil and gas producer, have rebelled against a multimillion pound pay deal for Helge...

    35. May 1, 2015

      Entertainment: High pay, but a more transparent market

      Some defenders of chief executives and their pay argue that they are no different from high performers in other fields....

    36. April 30, 2015

      Executive pay: The battle to align risks and rewards

      Executive pay: Eight top earners The annual meetings season has brought renewed anger over executive pay. This week, 75...

    37. April 30, 2015

      WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell is highest-paid FTSE 100 chief executive

      Sir Martin Sorrell earned £43m last year, making him the highest-paid chief executive in the FTSE 100 by some margin....

    38. April 30, 2015

      UK board members admit pay model is broken

      A majority of UK board members believe the executive pay model is broken, and not closely aligned with companies’...

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