Survey: top bosses pay rose as performance fell


by Sunny Hundal    
11:30 am - May 9th 2012

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New BBC research has found that as the performance of top FTSE 100 bosses fell, their pay still rose well beyond the rate of inflation.

The typical pay of bosses at the majority of the UK’s largest publicly listed companies rose 11% last year to £3.65m.

In contrast, pay at companies in general across the UK rose by just 1.1%.

But did top bosses deserve their pay?

The same research found that shares of FTSE 100 companies fell by 6.6% over last year.

In other words they didn’t deliver value to their shareholders but still got huge pay rises.

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This was foreseen. Try James Burnham: The Managerial Revolution (1941):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Burnham


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