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The latest news and views from the High Pay Centre.


Shareholder Rights Directive - may the IVth be with you

29 Apr 2016: Waiting for the Shareholder Rights Directive is a bit like Waiting for Godot

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Statement on BP shareholder vote

14 Apr 2016: A great moment - be part of it

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No change there, then

13 Apr 2016: Contrary to what you may have been told, top pay is still rising fast

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Equal Measures

15 Mar 2016: The High Pay Centre's response to the government's consultation on new gender pay gap reporting requirements

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What’s my motivation?

17 Feb 2016: In response to Prof Adrian Furnham's recent talk at the High Pay Centre, deputy director Paul Marsland reflects on the concept of motivation

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Progress and the gentleman from The Times

25 Jan 2016: A startling column by Matthew Parris shows that concern about excessive pay is shared across the political spectrum

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Some misconceptions about high pay

22 Jan 2016: The dust has settled on "Fat Cat Tuesday". No good arguments have been offered in defence of excessive pay. What does this tell us?

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Fat Cat Tuesday 2016

4 Jan 2016: Top bosses will already have made more money by the first Tuesday of 2016 than the typical UK worker will earn all year

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2015 Research in Review

16 Dec 2015: A look at our research from this past year, including our major projects on performance related pay and pay ratios

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Shareholder Rights Directive - latest developments (or lack of them)

16 Nov 2015: Progress (such as it is) is slow and uncertain on the Shareholder Rights Directive

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Talk About Low Expectations

9 Nov 2015: Our analysis of PwC's new report on bonus target disclosure by FTSE100 companies.

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Introduce pay caps on “greedy and self-centred” business fat cats, says SNP backbencher

28 Oct 2015: A write-up in the Scottish Herald of our event at the SNP Party Conference

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Author of pay reforms admits they need to go further

21 Oct 2015: Vince Cable believes his new rules on top pay have had an impact, but he would now require companies to reveal their pay ratios and give more voice to employees

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A force for fairness: How the EU improves our working lives

12 Oct 2015: The campaign for the UK to remain in the EU must appeal to those immune to the overtures of big business - HPC Deputy Director Luke Hildyard writes for Policy Network

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From the vaults: a maximum wage proposal from 1994

8 Oct 2015: In 1994, Rotherham MP Denis MacShane proposed a 'maximum wage' limiting executive's pay to 20 times that of their average employee. Read his proposal in the House of Commons - it's striking how many arguments still apply

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