Executive pay, remuneration, high pay, ethics

1 June, 2018

Research reveals executives’ views on the ethics of high pay

That pay has grown is clear from the evidence. In 2015, the median total remuneration of FTSE 100 chief executives in Britain was around £4m. Adjusted for inflation, this is three times the average a...
Secret Ned, gender pay gap reporting

18 May, 2018

The gloves are off: gender pay gap reporting and dirty tricks

How do cheating at cricket, the values of a world-class boxer and executive pay all connect? In the news recently was the Aussie ball-tampering incident, involving the application of sandpaper to c...
executive pay, remuneration

18 May, 2018

Remuneration tightrope: what is the future of exec pay?

Investors, politicians, regulators and pressure groups are increasingly voicing concern about lavish executive pay packages, especially those that reward poor performance, and are urging companies to ...
executive pay

27 April, 2018

Weir Group’s pay reforms could be ‘model for other companies’

The introduction of long-term share-based incentives for executives at Weir Group, one of the UK's largest engineering outfits, "could be a model for other companies", according to the chairman of the...
Persimmon

26 April, 2018

Persimmon AGM vote sees investors slam executive mega-payouts

The level of shareholder frustration and anger at Persimmon’s huge executive bonus payouts was made clear at its AGM, with the majority either voting against or abstaining from signing off its remun...
Credit Suisse

16 April, 2018

Credit Suisse faces further ructions over boardroom pay

Credit Suisse Group has become the latest company to face opposition over pay for executives, according to reports. The banking group has changed is executive pay scheme, but
Statoil, Troll A oil platform

13 April, 2018

Norway’s oil fund backs closure of LTIPs at Weir

Norway's state pension fund, the world's largest sovereign fund, has backed moves by UK engineering group Weir to drop long-term incentive plans (LTIPs) for executives. The
executive pay, remuneration, salary

29 March, 2018

Will a private company governance code really duck executive pay?

According to reports, executive pay is off the agenda for the corporate governance code for private companies in the UK. James Wates, chairman of Wates Construction and the man appointed by governm...
James Wates

27 March, 2018

Code for private companies will leave out executive pay

A new governance code for UK private companies will say nothing on executive pay, it has been revealed. The businessman leading the project to define a code for private companies has said that the ...
equal pay, gender pay gap

26 March, 2018

Companies warned of court action over gender pay gap reporting

Companies have been warned that they will face court action and potentially unlimited fines if they fail to comply with gender pay gap reporting requirements. The warning comes from the UK's Equali...