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The latest news and views from the High Pay Centre.


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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High Pay Centre appoints Stefan Stern as its new director

1 Oct 2015: New leader to take over running of High Pay Centre while Deborah Hargreaves joins the board

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Blog: Does high executive pay really have no effect on pay of ordinary workers?

28 Sep 2015: Revealing pronouncements on increased minimum wage prompt important debate about top pay

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Business responds to our report on Performance-related Pay

25 Aug 2015: We wrote to the remuneration committee at every FTSE 100 Company - see who responded!

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CEO Pay up to £5 million - the media coverage

20 Aug 2015: Highlights of extensive coverage of our report showing the ongoing rise in CEO pay relative to low and middle-income earners

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Comment: Easyjet pay dispute exacerbated by high executive pay

10 Aug 2015: HPC Deputy Director Luke Hildyard blogs for Left Foot Forward on the importance of trade unions in combating pay inequality

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Vacancy for director of the High Pay Centre

7 Jul 2015: Deborah Hargreaves is stepping down as director of the High Pay Centre later this year. We are looking for an energetic person with a proven track record to lead our highly-successful think tank.

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High Pay Centre responds to FCA Consultation

6 Jul 2015: Read our submission to the Financial Conduct Authority's Investment and Corporate Banking Study

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High Pay Centre writes to Sajid Javid, business secretary, about pay rules

2 Jul 2015: Our letter highlights a flaw in the 2013 remuneration reporting regulations. We are calling for more clarity about the relationship between companies and the remuneration consultants they use.

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Does a rich List CEO really need another £43 million?

29 Jun 2015: HPC Deputy Director Luke Hildyard's monthly blog for Left Foot Forward

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So-called EU ‘red tape’ actually protects vital workers’ rights

4 Jun 2015: A stronger case needs to be made for the social benefits of EU membership

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EU proposes new rules on executive pay

27 May 2015: The EU's shareholder rights directive potentially introduces some important rule changes on executive remuneration such as a limit to share-based pay and publication of a ratio between top and average

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WPP CEO paid an astonishing £43 million in 2014!

30 Apr 2015: Provocative pay package will undermine public faith in business

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A force for fairness: How can the EU help to combat inequality?

28 Apr 2015: A blog for British Influence, based on our report highlighting the key role the European Union's (EU) plays in ensuring vital workers’ rights and arguing that tackling inequality should be part of the case for Britain's EU membership

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A force for fairness - what could the European Union do to combat economic inequality?

15 Apr 2015: Our new report examines public attitudes towards existing rights at work guaranteed by EU agreements, and potential ways in which the EU could tackle inequality

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