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The latest news and views from the High Pay Centre.


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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Metrics Re-Loaded: Examining executive remuneration performance measures

8 Apr 2015: Most big company performance measures in the UK are based on profits and share price - often judging companies relative to others, so that executives can still be rewarded even if shareholders lose out.

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The revolving door: how big business has colonised UK politics

25 Mar 2015: The increasing number of ministers and senior civil servants recruited from the private sector to government ensures that policy favours big business

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Made to Measure: How Opinion about Executive Performance Becomes Fact

15 Mar 2015: We frequently hear that well-paid executives are 'wealth creators' who deserve their massive pay packages. Our new report asserts that top bosses are actually not as indispensable as their pay and status indicate.

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Business people really do care about ethics

12 Mar 2015: Drilling down into some of the individual answers in our IOD poll, directors mention ethics, employees and reputational risk more than you might think, writes Deborah Hargreaves

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Excessive executive pay is damaging the reputation of business

3 Mar 2015: Addressing dysfunctional levels of corporate pay is necessary to create the kind of stable society that business needs in order to flourish. Luke Hildyard's column for Left Foot Forward

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Excessive executive pay a threat to business, say Institute of Directors members

1 Mar 2015: Business leaders from across the UK say excessive pay for those at the top is the biggest threat to the reputation of business

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Fawning over the wisdom of business executives feels a bit pre-2007

11 Feb 2015: HPC Deputy Director Luke Hildyard's column for Left Foot Forward asks whether business leaders are as wise as they think

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Fantasy Fatcat: Can you predict how much money the UK’s top earners will make?

4 Feb 2015: Assemble your team of bosses and bankers and win points based on how much money they rake in, with our new online game

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Fatcat Tuesday: Executive pay has already overtaken your earnings for the entire year

12 Jan 2015: High Pay Centre Deputy Director Luke Hildyard's column for Left Foot Forward

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Top bosses have already made more money in 2015 than most UK workers will earn all year

5 Jan 2015: Now it’s Fatcat TUESDAY! Top bosses pay will surpass the average full-time UK worker's annual salary after just TWO DAYS!

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