What is the High Pay Centre?
The High Pay Centre is a think tank. It was established by Deborah Hargreaves to continue the work of the independent High Pay Commission. The High Pay Centre will look at issues that are crucial to the debate on responsible capitalism. These include whether shareholders are capable of holding companies to account, how far employees should be involved in corporate decision-making and high pay beyond our boardrooms. The centre will produce high quality research to inform the public debate and contribute to policy proposals that will help businesses work more transparently and efficiently.
Who funds the High Pay Centre?
The High Pay Centre’s work is supported by a range of trusts and foundations. We believe that transparency in funding is essential for any organisation providing data and publishing research and so will publish all those donating over £5,000.
Our current sources of funding for projects in 2018/19 are:
- The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - £50,000
- The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) - £50,000
- Trust for London - £35,500
Funding from previous years can be found via our annual accounts, listed via the Companies House website.
Since 1 January 2020 the average FTSE 100 CEO has earned:
Income inequality in the UK
Wealth inequality in the UK
- HPC/CIPD Annual FTSE 100 CEO Pay Review - CEO pay flat in 2019
Median FTSE 100 CEO pay stands at £3.6 million - almost 120 times the average UK worker - but pandemic pay cuts could mean figure falls next year
- Blog: To ‘build back better’, we must tackle executive pay
New research has revealed how much CEOs earn compared to their colleagues – and the results aren’t pretty.
- Blog: COVID19 and corporate resilience
The pandemic is highlighting the deep flaws in the UK’s corporate governance system. Will this prompt listed companies to rethink their priorities? - A blog by Rachel Kay, a researcher at the High Pay Centre