BBC pay row: ‘now make ALL salaries public!’
After years of resistance, yesterday the BBC finally published the salaries of its highest-earning stars. It caused a huge row — but some are calling for everyone’s pay to be made public.
Corbyn calls for limit on ‘grotesque’ earnings
The UK’s Labour Party leader has suggested introducing a maximum cap on income to reduce inequality. No democratic country has done the same — so is this visionary, or dangerous radicalism?
Pay the male players more, says Djokovic
The pay gap between men’s and women’s tennis is closing – but according to Novak Djokovic, it should be widening. The world number one thinks male players deserve more money. Do they?
Government plans to tackle unequal pay
The prime minister has outlined plans to force large businesses to say how much they pay their male and female employees. Will this bring about greater prosperity and independence for women?
Apple bows to Taylor Swift over artists’ pay
A week before the launch of Apple Music, Taylor Swift has managed to convince the technology giant to change its royalties policy. Can streaming save the music industry?
Leaders line up to reject MPs’ pay rise
David Cameron is to ask the body which sets MPs’ pay to rethink their recommendation for a 10% rise, with his political opponents also voicing their disapproval. Should MPs be paid more?
Cut top bankers’ pay massively, says guru
A former aide to David Cameron says that banks which receive taxpayer funds should pay their bosses much less, like civil servants. Can this tackle public disillusionment with our democracy?
Fury grows over pay rise for politicians
The prime minister says it is ‘unthinkable’ for the House of Commons to be given a collective pay rise during a period of cuts to other public spending. Do MPs deserve higher salaries?
Workers getting poorer despite rising employment
Economists have found that the average British salary has plummeted further in the past five years than in any previous recession. Is the wealth returning? Or has prosperity gone for good?
City boss resigns in ‘Shareholder Spring’
Aviva CEO Andrew Moss resigned yesterday, after shareholders protested his multi-million pay packet. He is the third high-profile boss to be forced out as the City turns against its own.
Outrage as boss of bailed-out bank gets £1m bonus
Britain’s Labour Party is to call a parliamentary vote to try to block a huge bonus awarded to Stephen Hester, the chief of a state-owned bank. His supporters say the money is deserved.