Commenting on the release of the report on the UK by Professor Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Dr Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust said:
Income and Employment
Commenting on the BEIS announcement on corporate governance and pay ratios, Dr Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust said:
“Legislation forcing companies to publish their pay ratios is long overdue, given that a FTSE 100 CEO now earns an average (median) annual pay of £3.45 million , per year, a staggering 242 times more than that of a minimum wage worker.
Commenting on the Chancellor's Spring Statement, Dr Wanda Wyporska of The Equality Trust said:
UK's Top Bosses 'Earn' 242 times the Minimum Wage Worker's Annual Salary
A FTSE 100 CEO now earns an average (median) annual pay of £3.45 million, per year, which is 242 times more than that of a minimum wage worker. Top bosses' pay will have surpassed the annual salary of a minimum wage worker on Thursday 4th January.
Analysis by The Equality Trust found the average pay for a FTSE 100 CEO is:
● 108 times more than a nurse’s.
● 91 times more than a teacher’s.
● 84 times more than a police officer’s.
Responding to today's A-level results, Dr. Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust, said:
"They'll be some anxious parents and students this morning, but for many students from poorer backgrounds the battle doesn't end here, sadly.
"We know that in many professions, privately educated students receive significantly higher pay than their state school counterparts, even when they've received exactly the same degree from the same university. We also know there is a huge class pay gap in many top jobs.