Executive pay


Corporate governance proposals rule out workers on boards

A shorter, sharper code of corporate governance proposed by the Financial Reporting Council appears to confirm that that the Government...


Pay: Why companies need to figure out what’s “fair”

14 Nov 2017

The introduction of pay ratio disclosures, further likely regulation on the remit of remuneration committees, and stakeholder voice within the...

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Listed companies must publish pay ratios under new law

29 Aug 2017

All listed companies will have to publish the pay ratio between bosses and workers, under new corporate governance reforms being...

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WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell earned £48.1 million last year.Andy Rain / Epa/REX/Shutterstock

FTSE 100 CEO pay falls by a sixth

3 Aug 2017

Chief executive pay in the FTSE 100 has dropped by one-sixth, according to research published today.
The CIPD and the...

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Tory manifesto: National retraining, NI holidays and more gap reporting

18 May 2017

Theresa May launched the Conservative Party’s 2017 election manifesto today, and for HR and employers there are no big surprises....

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Liberal Democrat manifesto: guarantees for EU workers and stricter corporate governance

17 May 2017

The Liberal Democrat Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes a raft of proposals around employment rights, equality...

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Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

17 May 2017

The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...

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Gender pay gaps and the Met Police chief’s decision to take a “pay cut”

12 Apr 2017

New Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has opted to take a lower salary than that of her predecessor Sir Bernard...

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The failure of British Homes Stores (BHS) and failings at Sports Direct led to the BEIS committee's report on corporate governanceMatthew Chattle/REX/Shutterstock

MPs call for executive pay ratios and workers on remuneration committees

5 Apr 2017

Workers will be represented on remuneration committees...

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corporate governance

Is legislation the answer to fat cat bonuses and poor corporate governance?

27 Jan 2017

With employee representation off the agenda, should the Government bring in new corporate governance regulations to make executive pay fairer...

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Sir Martin Sorrell of WPP was the top-earning FTSE 100 CEO in 2015 and 2014Ray Tang/LNP/REX/Shutterstock

Top bosses earn more than average UK salary by first week of the year

4 Jan 2017

Some top executives earn more than £1,000 an hour and will have made more money by the first Wednesday of...

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Companies may have to reveal CEO pay gap

29 Nov 2016

The Government has launched a consultation on measures that could force companies to reveal the gap in earnings between their...

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Wood Green BHS last month – one of the last stores of the retailer to be closed. Matthew Chattle/REX/Shutterstock

Inquiry launched into corporate governance, executive pay and boardroom diversity

16 Sep 2016

The Business, Innovation, and Skills (BIS) Committee has launched an inquiry into corporate governance, focusing on executive pay, directors’ duties...

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Balancing CEO pay: can publishing pay ratios really help?

7 Sep 2016

CEOs of FTSE 100 companies earn almost 150 times the average employee in their organisation. With calls for greater transparency,...

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Theresa May promises worker representatives on boards

11 Jul 2016

The UK’s next prime minister Theresa May has vowed to put worker representatives on boards of major companies and to...

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