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Investors in Britain's largest companies have rowed back on the protests over pay which most readily symbolised public distaste over perceived corporate greed during last year's 'shareholder spring'...The decline in dissent comes shortly before
Yue Yuewei/ Yue Yuewei/Xinhua Press/Corbis Almost half of the bosses of the UK's biggest companies failed to secure a rise in their salaries this year during the "shareholder spring" move against excessive boardroom pay...The widespread pay freeze
Public pressure 'driving shift on senior executive pay' Mr Skeoch says incentives to top managers should be long-run and paid in shares more than cash Public pressure is helping drive a gradual shift on pay for senior corporate executives, according
It comes at a time when earnings for the vast majority of people are stagnating and represents a record of just over 200 times average total pay in the private sector of just under £24,000 (on latest figures from the Office for National Statistics).
Monday May 21 2012 The corporate world is emerging from several weeks of boardroom turbulence dubbed the "Shareholder Spring". In annual meeting after annual meeting around the world, boards have been taken to task by investors and other stakeholders
News in pictures On Facebook Suggested Topics Anger over boardroom pay will explode again this week as further investor rebellions demonstrate the "shareholder spring" of unrest continues unabated...Both companies are braced for chunky votes against
News in pictures Suggested Topics It may not be the storming of the Winter Palace but there is a whiff of revolution in the air. Boards of some of the UK's biggest companies, used to having their bumper bonuses and pay awards simply nodded through at
Protesters dressed as suited eagles on Barclays cycle hire bikes demonstrate outside the bank's AGM last month. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Reaction to the shareholder revolt over Bob Diamond's £17.7m payout has been split into two main camps.
David Levenson/AFP/Getty Images Roll up, roll up for week five of the hunting season everybody's compelled to call "the shareholder spring". The main attractions this time will see the stocks loaded with all the directors of science firm Cookson (
The perennial request for more police on the streets was met in satirical fashion on Thursday', when more than 30,000 officers marched against the cuts in London. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters I realise that history repeats itself as farce, and