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Executive pay keeps rising, Guardian survey finds

Publié par Clifford Armion le 14/09/2009

Julia Finch and Simon Bowers

"Executives at Britain's top companies saw their basic salaries leap 10% last year, despite the onset of the worst global recession in decades, in which their companies lost almost a third of their value amid a record decline in the FTSE.

"The Guardian's annual survey of boardroom pay reveals that the full- and part-time directors of the FTSE 100, the premier league of British business, shared between them more than £1bn.

"Bonus payouts were lower, but the basic salary hikes were more than three times the 3.1% average pay rise for ordinary workers in the private sector. The big rise in directors' basic pay - more than double the rate of inflation last year - came as many of their companies were imposing pay freezes on staff and starting huge redundancy programmes to slash costs."

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"Executive pay keeps rising, Guardian survey finds", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2009. Consulté le 24/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/executive-pay-keeps-rising-guardian-survey-finds