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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.
Unions have been in the news recently, with the Trade Union Bill currently in Parliament, and the national ‘heartunions’ campaign this week.
The Reconnected Leader: An Executive's guide to creating responsible, purposeful and valuable or
The news that Apple owes the Irish government back taxes of around 13 billion Euros has thrown tax and inequality back into the spotlight.
After much political wrangling a long-awaited and groundbreaking provision relating to pay ratios has just been approved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
In traditional anticipation of Valentine’s Day, the shops are full of oversized cards, overpriced chocolates and soppy sentiments. Some embrace these shows of affection; others are reluctant to take part in the annual February love-fest. For The Equality Trust, there’s no holding back.
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.


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