The latest news and views from the High Pay Centre.
5 Jan 2020: Pay for the typical FTSE 100 CEO in 2020 has already surpassed the amount the average UK worker earns in an entire year. We can do much more to achieve a better balance between those at the top and everybody else
19 Dec 2019: We're recruiting! Find out how to apply here
22 Oct 2019: Policymakers' hero worship of "skilled" immigration has failed - blog by HPC Executive Director, Luke Hildyard for Left Foot Forward
3 Oct 2019: Is Peter Fankhauser, boss of now-collapsed Thomas Cook, right to defend his high pay and bonuses?
2 Oct 2019: Against the backdrop of a fall in CEO pay, our expert panel discussed the implications
2 Oct 2019: Should the tapered annual allowance for tax on pensions be abolished?
29 Aug 2019: The average CEO-worker pay ratio is down – so are shareholders winning the debate against excessive pay?
23 Jul 2019: Boris has boasted that he stuck up for bankers more than anyone - blog by HPC Head of Policy and Research, Ashley Walsh, for Left Foot Forward.
29 May 2019: HPC Head of Policy and Research, Ashley Walsh, blogs on the quality of workforce disclosures among FTSE 100 firms.
9 May 2019: Our analysis of shareholder voting patterns makes the case against a corporate governance system policed by dis-engaged investors
2 May 2019: To cut the gender pay gap, we need to be open to different types of working, and reduce inequality between high and low earners more generally. HPC Director Luke Hildyard writes for Left Foot Forward
23 Apr 2019: Pay setting committees have failed to address stakeholder concerns about executive pay practices. There should be an explicit mandate to deliver fairness and proportionality, with workers given a voice in the process. HPC Director Luke Hildyard's article for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales
Since 1 January 2020 the average FTSE 100 CEO has earned:
Income inequality in the UK
Wealth inequality in the UK
- Conditions are critical: publicly-funded bail-outs for private companies
Government bail-outs of large businesses affected by the coronavirus must include social and environmental conditions including fair pay, fair tax contributions and worker representation on company boards
- Purpose Beyond Profit: Where Next for Business?
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It's ludicrous to suggest that we need billionaires to incentivise work and wealth creation.