The latest news and views from the High Pay Centre.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
11 Feb 2015: HPC Deputy Director Luke Hildyard's column for Left Foot Forward asks whether business leaders are as wise as they think
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
12 Jan 2015: High Pay Centre Deputy Director Luke Hildyard's column for Left Foot Forward
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!
1 Dec 2014: News that Helge Lund's pay award is to be reduced is welcome, but the sums of money involved remain astonishing
Since 1 January 2017 the average FTSE 100 CEO has earned:
Income inequality in the UK
Wealth inequality in the UK
- Back to school - September update
It has been an interesting summer...
- Getting the story straight: university chairs’ attempts to deal with Adonis probe in public domain
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.
- Lord Adonis probes university governors on their approach to top pay
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.