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14.04.16

Statement on BP shareholder vote

A great moment - be part of it The 59% vote against BP's remuneration report is a remarkable and welcome development. Remuneration committees have got to use what is called "discretion", that is, do their…
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13.04.16

No change there, then

Contrary to what you may have been told, top pay is still rising fast CEO pay continues to rise. Analysis of disclosures by 71 FTSE 100 companies which have reported on their FYE 2015 reveals…
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15.03.16

Equal Measures

The High Pay Centre's response to the government's consultation on new gender pay gap reporting requirements By Paul Marsland, deputy director, High Pay Centre The decision by Nicky Morgan, minister for women and equalities, to…
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17.02.16

What’s my motivation?

In response to Prof Adrian Furnham's recent talk at the High Pay Centre, deputy director Paul Marsland reflects on the concept of motivation Film director Alfred Hitchcock described a situation in which an actor approached…
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22.01.16

Some misconceptions about high pay

The dust has settled on "Fat Cat Tuesday". No good arguments have been offered in defence of excessive pay. What does this tell us? Common misunderstandings about top pay- some thoughts from Paul Marsland, deputy…
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04.01.16

Fat Cat Tuesday 2016

Top bosses will already have made more money by the first Tuesday of 2016 than the typical UK worker will earn all year It’s Fat Cat Tuesday (5.1.2016). Top bosses’ pay will surpass the average…
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16.12.15

2015 Research in Review

A look at our research from this past year, including our major projects on performance related pay and pay ratios Last month we completed a six-month project on pay ratios, which was generously funded by…
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09.11.15

Talk About Low Expectations

Our analysis of PwC's new report on bonus target disclosure by FTSE100 companies. PwC, the audit group and executive pay advisers, has today launched the results of their analysis of bonus target disclosure by FTSE100…