The latest news and views from the High Pay Centre.
30 Jun 2020: A guest blog from Iain Stark, international HR leader and reward expert, on the future of executive pay post COVID19.
9 Apr 2020: recognition of low-paid workers is welcome, but for things to change, we need tough choices not warm words. Changes to corporate governance structures, stronger trade union rights and more progressive taxation
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.
Since 1 January 2020 the average FTSE 100 CEO has earned:
Income inequality in the UK
Wealth inequality in the UK
- 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
- Executive Compensation: Covid-19—A “New Normal” Or Back To The “Old Normal” by 2022?
A guest blog from Iain Stark, international HR leader and reward expert, on the future of executive pay post COVID19.
- Re-thinking reward: interim High Pay Centre analysis of new pay ratio reports
Our analysis of the first 'pay ratio' reports finds some limitations to the disclosures, but also identifies the potential to raise pay for low earners through redistribution from those at the top