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 on a quarterly basis.
Our current sources of funding for projects in 2018 are:
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - £50,000
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) - £25,000
Since 1 January 2018 the average FTSE 100 CEO has earned:
Income inequality in the UK
Wealth inequality in the UK
- New pay ratio reporting rules: success for High Pay Centre campaign
New rules requiring companies to disclose the gap between their CEO's pay and that of their average worker have been published for Parliamentary approval
- New privacy statement
In common with other organisations across the European Union, we are updating our privacy statement in line with the General Data Protection Regulation
- HPC responds to Select Committee Inquiry on Executive Pay
Our response highlights the limited progress of reforms recommended by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee