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Our brand new Pay Tracker report reveals that CEOs in the UK’s top 100 companies now pocket an average of £5.3m each year, or 386 times that of a worker earning the National Living Wage.
Slides from Stewart Lansley's presentation at Local Groups Day 2016.
Today’s new report from the OECD adds to the mounting evidence that high levels of inequality harm economic growth.
Business leaders in the UK like to suggest that they have a global internationalist outlook; that they know more about the world than those who disagree with them. But once you probe that knowledge, even the slightest bit, it seems British capitalism can be a little bit… parochial.
Today marks the end of the Government’s consultation on its Trade Union Bill, a Bill that has not been without controversy.
Those supporting sky-high executive pay have long argued that it is not only a necessary evil, but also part of ‘how business works’.
This morning the House of Commons Select Committee on Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy reported on its inquiry into corporate governance in the UK.
In the past week, we've had the neo-Dickensian revelations from Sports Direct and we've also had the inexplicable top pay decisions at Sainsbury's and Royal Mail following on from the obscene proposed payout to WPP's Martin Sorrell.
There is a growing realisation among the world’s top economists and business leaders that excessive inequality is damaging the economy.  Among many examples are the head of the IMF, who warned in May that inequ
The Financial Times reported today that Theresa May’s plans to require companies to publish the pay ratio between CEOs and average workers have hit a ‘snag’.


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