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The latest news and views from the High Pay Centre.


High pay for fund managers hurts our pensions

12 Apr 2018: Article by HPC Director Luke Hildyard for Left Foot Forward

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New director for the High Pay Centre

26 Mar 2018: Exciting news - after Easter our former colleague Luke Hildyard will be returning to take over as director from Stefan Stern, who is stepping down after two and a half years

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Speech given by Chuka Umunna MP at IoD Feb 8 2018

9 Feb 2018: Here is the text of the speech given by Chuka Umunna MP at our event held at the IoD on Feb 8th 2018

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News - Chuka Umunna to speak at HPC event at the Institute of Directors, Feb 8th at 8am

30 Jan 2018: We are delighted that Chuka Umunna has chosen to share his thoughts on "The Progressive Case for Business" on Feb 8th from 8am

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It’s Fat Cat Day - Thursday Jan 4 2018

3 Jan 2018: On Thursday Jan 4th, the typical FTSE100 chief executive will already have "earned" what it will take the average UK employee all year to earn

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Initial response to FRC consultation

5 Dec 2017: A welcome and necessary tightening up - and sharpening up - of the combined code. Businesses will have to take note and act

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Sir Vince Cable to give second Gavron Memorial Lecture Monday 27th Nov

1 Nov 2017: To attend please email info@highpaycentre.org

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Sir Vince Cable to give second Gavron Memorial Lecture

17 Oct 2017: Good news - Sir Vince will speak at the IoD's Pall Mall HQ in late November at our second Gavron Memorial Lecture

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Back to school - September update

8 Sep 2017: It has been an interesting summer...

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Getting the story straight: university chairs’ attempts to deal with Adonis probe in public domain

24 Aug 2017: As the pressure mounts on universities to explain excessive vice-chancellor salaries, the Committee of University Chairs' (CUC) response has been revealed. The text of a recent email is published here.

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Lord Adonis probes university governors on their approach to top pay

21 Aug 2017: Andrew (Lord) Adonis is keeping the pressure up on the universities sector as he questions some excessive vice-chancellor and other top salaries. Here is the text of a letter he has just sent out.

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Reality Bites - average FTSE100 CEO pay package down 17% on previous year

3 Aug 2017: Political pressure, public disapproval and campaigning all combined to restrain pay at the top in 2016. But what next?

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A government which has lost its purpose

21 Jun 2017: High Pay Centre response to the Queen’s Speech – 21 June 2017

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Welcome common sense on pay ratios

18 May 2017: High Pay Centre statement on the Conservative party manifesto

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Election 2017: statement on Labour manifesto

16 May 2017: The Labour Party is proposing an "Excessive Pay Levy" on businesses offering very large salaries

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