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....“There are a lot of pensioners [among the claimants], many of whom are ex-RBS employees. “When they went to presentations by Goodwin, they weren’t just encouraged to put their bonus in, but to put their savings in, even to go and borrow money. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... However, overall it backed the remuneration for last year. Pirc said the future pay policy was not without concerns for shareholders because when directors leave they would receive an automatic payout linked to their annual bonus, but on balance it backs supporting the policy in a binding vote. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Even though unemployment was better than forecast, official data confirmed pay growth failed to keep pace with inflation in the opening three months of 2017 and so wages were falling in real terms. Excluding bonuses, average earnings were up 2. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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RBS shareholders refuse to settle in effort to force Goodwin to take stand image
....“There are a lot of pensioners [among the claimants], many of whom are ex-RBS employees. “When they went to presentations by Goodwin, they weren’t just encouraged to put their bonus in, but to put their savings in, even to go and borrow money. ...
'Workers are being punished by Brexit' – experts debate the data image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:14:25 AM
....Even though unemployment was better than forecast, official data confirmed pay growth failed to keep pace with inflation in the opening three months of 2017 and so wages were falling in real terms. Excluding bonuses, average earnings were up 2. ...
Shell shareholders to vote for new climate change goals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 10:38:07 AM
.... However, overall it backed the remuneration for last year. Pirc said the future pay policy was not without concerns for shareholders because when directors leave they would receive an automatic payout linked to their annual bonus, but on balance it backs supporting the policy in a binding vote. ...
'Commit to your challenging job or quit' – our work expert responds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 06:00:17 AM
.... I work extremely long hours and with total dedication to my role, colleagues and organisation. Until this year it has been customary for my employer to award performance-related bonuses and pay rises to staff on my grade. ...
What does increased consumer spending really mean for the UK? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 03:47:00 PM
.... . Growth in earnings excluding bonuses actually fell in the same period, dipping from 2. ...
Lloyds should give the backslapping a rest after sale of government stake | Nils Pratley image
.... Lloyds’ staff have done a decent job. And, given that Horta-Osório has a £850,000 bonus riding on the disposal of all the government’s shares in the bank (part of the £38m he’s earned along the way), his mood of celebration is understandable. ...
Unemployment is at its lowest since 1975, so why do people feel worse off? | Larry Elliott image
.... It is unprecedented for record levels of employment to coincide with the workforce getting poorer. One reason for the weakness of earnings growth is the ferocious squeeze on public sector pay, which – stripped of bonus payments – is rising at just 1. ...
UK wage growth lags inflation for first time since mid-2014 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 08:33:02 AM
....Wage growth is lagging behind inflation for the first time since mid-2014, official figures show. Average weekly earnings excluding bonuses increased by 2. ...
Lloyds claims taxpayers have made £900m profit from bailout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 07:37:15 AM
....The bank was born out of the financial crisis, when Lloyds TSB rescued HBOS from the brink of collapse, and has since undergone an overhaul that has led to 57,000 job cuts and a dramatic scaling-back of its lending activities under António Horta-Osório, who joined in 2011. Horta-Osório– who has received almost £40m in cash and bonuses during his tenure – said: “Today the government has sold its last shares in Lloyds Banking Group, receiving more money than was originally invested. ...
Lloyds reaches landmark as government sells final shares image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:45:44 PM
....The chief executive will now face questions about whether he intends to stay on at the bank, which he joined in 2011 and immediately started to tackle the payment protection insurance mis-selling scandal which has cost Lloyds more than £17bn. He has received about £40m through salary, pensions, benefits and share bonuses since taking the helm and the removal of the taxpayer stake means he will have met the conditions attached to some of those bonuses, which will be released next year. ...
UK inflation rate at highest level since September 2013 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 08:32:29 AM
....It also warned that 2017 would be "a more challenging time for British households" with inflation rising and real wages falling - leading to a consumer spending squeeze. Pay including bonuses rose at an annual rate of 2. ...
Labour reveals 'fat cat' tax pledge aimed at reining in excessive pay image
....5% levy on earnings above £330,000 and 5% on those above £500,000. Labour will justify the move – that will hit employers rather than workers and be calculated on the basis of basic salary, shares, bonuses and pensions rolled together – by claiming inequality is damaging society. ...
Can my employer stop giving annual pay rises and bonuses? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 06:00:37 AM
.... I work long hours and with total dedication to my role, my colleagues and my organisation. Until this year, it has been customary for my employer to award performance-related bonuses and pay rises to staff on my grade. ...
Tesco boss's bonus cut despite first sales growth in seven years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 07:21:20 AM
....63m package a year earlier. Tesco’s annual report, published on Friday, showed the fall was driven by a smaller bonus payout of £2. ...
My boss messages me at all hours – what should I do? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 06:00:11 AM
....In addition to this, I’m on a salary that’s little more than minimum wage, but I’m now doing work in the evening plus weekends. There are bonuses if I reach certain targets but these are vague and have yet to be discussed. ...
BT deserves credit – clawing back boss's bonus is common sense | Nils Pratley image
.... After the accounting catastrophe in Italy and a big fine from Ofcom for overcharging for broadband access on the home front, BT’s remuneration committee has done the decent thing. It has awarded no bonus to chief executive Gavin Patterson and the outgoing finance director. ...
BT chief's pay package slashed by £4m over Italian accounting scandal image
....28m he received for 2015-16. The bonus cut, which also applied to the group’s finance director, is the result of a £530m accounting scandal at the group’s Italian operations. ...
BT to shed 4,000 jobs in new overhaul image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 06:30:14 AM
. BT is to shed 4,000 jobs worldwide over the next two years and is stripping the chief executive of his annual bonus. ...
Barclays chief apologises to shareholders over whistleblowing incident image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:26:33 PM
....Both the Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority are investigating the matter. Barclays has formally reprimanded Staley and insisted that his bonus, which was £1. ...
Barclays CEO sees no reason for Brexit jobs shift to Europe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 12:12:29 PM
....Both the Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority are investigating the matter. Barclays has formally reprimanded Staley and insisted that there will be a significant reduction in his bonus, which was £1. ...
Investors should get a bigger say on executive pay, says IoD image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:25:49 AM
....Education group Pearson was the latest firm to suffer a pay rebellion. Last week more than two-thirds of investors voted against the group’s pay report after the company paid a bonus of £343,000 to chief executive John Fallon despite the business posting the biggest loss in its history. ...
John Lewis profits suffer £36m dent from minimum wage error image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 10:54:26 AM
....Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs enforces the national minimum wage and can fine and name and shame companies that do not comply. Current and former John Lewis workers, who are known as partners because they jointly own the retailer and share an annual bonus based on profits every year, could receive a top-up in back pay as a result of the review. ...
What’s it like to lose £350m? A rogue trader confesses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 08:00:27 AM
.... Merrill Lynch, for example, had to be bailed out by the Bank of America in what amounted to a buyout. On New Year’s Eve 2008, the day before the deal went through, Merrill Lynch brought forward its bonus payments by several months and lavished them on staff. ...
Share your horror stories to help end ticket rip-offs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 06:00:56 AM
....They were advertised for £250 each, adding up to £900 including fees, despite commanding a face value of just £60 each. “I’d had a bonus from work and although I knew it was expensive, I thought I’d treat the family,” says Lucy. ...
Lewis Hamilton takes pole position in Sunday Times sport rich list image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 05:01:54 AM
....”. Hamilton could be in line for an even bigger pay package this year as a bonus clause in his F1 contract could see his driving fees from Mercedes lifted to £33m if he secures his fourth drivers title. ...
Pearson shareholders reject chief executive's £1.5m pay package image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 01:32:23 PM
....5m pay package awarded to the embattled chief executive, John Fallon, after the educational publisher reported the largest annual loss in its history. Fallon received a 20% pay rise last year, including a bonus of £343,000, despite the company recording a record loss of £2. ...
Lifetime ISA 'THREAT' to retirement income: How LISA could damage YOUR pension image
.... It is feared the Lifetime ISA (LISA) could create a damaging 'two-tier' system for retirement, after providing an alternative means of saving for life after work. The Government-backed accounts provide bonuses on savings, which can be taken a go towards a first home or be taken at the age of 50. ...
HSBC spends more on fighting financial crime as profits fall by 19% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 05:55:16 AM
....Since he became chief executive in 2011, Gulliver has pulled out of 18 countries in an attempt to refocus and derisk the bank, but also faced revelations that he had in the past been paid through a Panamanian company. Gulliver said he did this so that his taxed bonus earnings to remain private from his colleagues. ...
ITV chief executive Adam Crozier steps down after seven years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:25:36 AM
....Crozier joined ITV in January 2010 as the broadcaster struggled to recover from the post-crash recession, a time the former executive chairman Michael Grade referred to without hyperbole as a “near-death experience”. He has received more than £27m in pay, bonus and incentive payouts during his tenure, while overseeing a recovery in ITV’s share price from about 17p in the months before he joined to more than 200p now. ...
Women make up same proportion of UK high earners as six years ago image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 11:01:11 PM
....A voluntary charter, launched last year, aimed to get more women into senior roles in financial services, while many businesses set individual targets. Under new regulations that came into force on 6 April, companies with 250 or more employees must disclose gender and bonus pay gaps. ...
Sir Martin Sorrell's pay package plunges from £70m to £48m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 10:22:43 AM
....Sir Martin Sorrell received £48m in remuneration last year as WPP, the marketing and advertising company he founded and runs, moved to curb the level of his future payouts to avoid further clashes with investors. Sorrell, who has been on the receiving end of a string of shareholder voting revolts at WPP’s annual meetings in recent years, received total pay, bonuses and incentive scheme payouts of £48. ...
Barclays chief admits he 'made a mistake' over whistleblowing case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 08:27:59 AM
.... I should have left the organisation to handle it,” said Staley, who was forced to take questions on the matter as he presented the bank’s first-quarter profits. Staley refused to provide any more details about the situation, which has stunned the City since the bank said two weeks ago that his bonus would be cut after he became too involved in the whistleblowing case. ...
Barclays boss faces shareholder revolt over whistleblowing case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:37:05 PM
....Both the Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority are investigating the matter. Barclays has formally reprimanded Staley and insisted that there will be a significant reduction in his bonus, which was £1. ...
AstraZeneca shareholders revolt over chief executive's £13m pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:13:55 PM
Credit Suisse plans £3bn fundraising to boost capital image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:27:10 AM
....Mr Barua had estimated that the bank would raise 5bn Swiss francs. Earlier this month, Credit Suisse chief executive Tidjane Thiam and the bank's board of directors offered to cut their bonuses by 40%. ...
Obama criticised for '$400,000 Wall Street speech' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 09:15:09 PM
....During Mr Obama's two terms as US president he at times seemed to have strained relations with the financial sector. He deplored high bonuses paid to bank executives, and said Wall Street shared blame for the 2008 financial crisis. ...
Outgoing Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer will likely get $186m payout image
....Yahoo’s CEO holds stock, stock options and restricted stock units worth a total of $186m, according to documents sent to shareholders about the Verizon deal. The payoff comes on top of roughly $200m that Mayer has already received in salary and bonuses over her five year tenure. ...
'You're hired Mr Happy' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 11:03:35 PM
...."When store managers pick people, they get good people," he says. "And the staff get a weekly bonus depending on how the shop is doing. ...
Saudi Arabia's King Salman reverses public sector pay cuts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 06:39:53 AM
. Saudi Arabia's King Salman has reinstated bonuses and special allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut last September as part of austerity measures when oil revenues were low. ...
Reactor goes here ... the £18bn Hinkley Point C starts to take shape image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 01:05:27 PM
....While the construction workers preparing the site now are paid about £45,000 on average, not all are happy. Unions raised the threat of delays amid a dispute over bonuses between unions and EDF’s main civil contractor, the French-British consortium Bylor. ...
Bank of Cyprus UK launches competitive online account paying 1.05% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 12:15:27 PM
....15%, the Bank of Cyprus’s rate of 1. 05% relies on a bonus – a variable underlying rate of 0. ...
Next slashes Wolfson's pay by half after profits slide image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:35:51 PM
....Next has slashed its chief executive's pay package by more than half after the retailer's profits fell for the first time in eight years. Lord Wolfson's total pay, which includes big bonuses, has been cut from £4. ...
Next boss misses out on annual bonus for first time in 18 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 04:15:22 PM
. Next boss Lord Wolfson has missed out on his annual bonus for the first time in 18 years amid tough times on the British high street. ...
Should you resist Lisa … out to lure you into saving for a property or retirement? image
....It’s a savings account that enables you to save up to £4,000 a year without paying tax on the money you put away. You also benefit from a government bonus of 25% of everything you save, ie up to £1,000 a year. ...
United Airlines shows why it's time to deplane corporate-speak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 05:59:23 AM
....They failed, but eventually their antics were flagged to the Barclays board by a different whistleblower. Staley now faces a significant cut to his bonus, and worse could follow. ...
Music industry goes to war with YouTube image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 03:00:05 PM
.... It claims it is generating money from “light” users who would never subscribe to a paid-for music service, so this is money labels and artists would not otherwise see. It also says it is capturing money from identifying and putting ads around fan uploads, which now account for half of the industry’s YouTube revenue, and is a bonus. ...
Credit Suisse bosses slash bonuses 40 percent image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 03:10:01 PM
. Credit Suisse bosses have cut their bonuses by 40% in the hope of avoiding an embarrassing protest by shareholders and politicians at the bank’s annual meeting. ...
Credit Suisse bosses offer to cut their own bonuses by 40% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 01:30:19 AM
. Credit Suisse chief executive Tidjane Thiam and the bank's board of directors have offered to cut their own bonuses by 40% ahead of its annual meeting. ...
Drax investors rebel on bosses' pay image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 04:07:48 PM
. A third of investors in Drax have voted against its remuneration report after its finance chief was awarded a bonus of almost £500,000. ...
Can I use my help-to-buy Isa to buy a property with my brother? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 06:00:19 AM
.... PJ. A It is a key requirement of the help-to-buy Isa that to qualify for the 25% bonus that the government adds to your Isa savings when you buy a property, you must live in it. ...
How Uber conquers a city in seven steps image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 03:19:57 PM
....Uber plays by its own rules – shortchanging drivers, dodging local taxes and hiding behind expensive lawyers. There’s no Uber without a critical mass of drivers, so the company offers $1,000 sign-up and referral bonuses to lure them away from legacy taxi firms. ...
UK wage growth slows as higher inflation starts to bite image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 08:39:51 AM
....56 million in the three months to February, said the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Average weekly earnings including bonuses increased by 2. ...
Inflation rates puts squeeze on savers as UK is in the midst of a 'silent savings crisis' image
....”. However, savers aged between 18 and 39 may prefer the Lifetime Isa, which offers a 25 per cent bonus to those saving for a first property deposit or retirement, worth £1,000 on the maximum £4,000 investment, Cox said. ...
The early bird Isa investor catches the best returns image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Early bird investors should also wake up to the benefits of the new Lifetime Isa, or Lisa, says Nick Onslow, chartered financial planner at Russell Ulyatt Financial Services. This is open for those aged between 18 and 39, offering a Government-funded 25 per cent bonus as an incentive to save a deposit for their first home, or set money aside for retirement. ...
Barclays whistleblower case sparks calls for more protection image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 11:59:31 AM
....However, one employment lawyer said Barclays’ refusal to sack Staley undermined its approach to whistleblowers. Barclays has said it will send Staley a formal written reprimand and cut his bonus but also backed him to continue as chief executive. ...
Under-fire Barclays chief is probably guilty of behaving like a chump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:01:12 PM
. We know that Barclays chief executive Jes Staley committed a “serious offence” when he tried to unmask a whistleblower, and that the poor thing will now have to get by on just his basic salary of nearly £10,000 a day when his bonus is slashed as punishment. ...
Southern rail boss paid £495,000 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 10:09:03 AM
....”. David Brown, the chief executive of Go-Ahead, the parent company of Govia Thameslink, refused an annual bonus and pay increase in September given the disruption on the network. ...
Barclays boss used bank's security team to hunt for whistleblower image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 09:06:17 AM
....Barclays said that its internal investigation led by law firm Simmons & Simmons had concluded that Staley acted “honestly but mistakenly” in trying to track down the authors of the letters. However, Barclays admitted it was a “serious” offence that would lead to its chief executive receiving a formal written reprimand and a “very significant” cut to his bonus. ...
City regulators investigate Barclays boss Jes Staley image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 06:32:38 AM
. Jes Staley, the chief executive of Barclays, could lose his annual bonus after two regulators opened an investigation into his conduct in a whistleblowing case. ...
Unilever bins Flora – but butters up its shareholders | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 06:21:41 PM
....She’s probably done enough to prevent embarrassment this year. In a better (but not good) year for BP, Dudley is getting 40% less, in part because the pay committee remembered it is allowed to use discretion to tweak bonuses. ...
Gender pay gap image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 11:50:56 AM
....Some have already volunteered the information - with Schroders fund managers taking the plunge as the first FTSE100 company to go public. The group revealed that fixed pay for its female staff was 33% lower on average than for their male staff, while there was a bonus gap of 66%. ...
BP slashes 2016 pay for boss Dudley image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 10:29:51 AM
.... They include:. The new bonus scheme will be voted on by shareholders at the annual general meeting on 17 May. ...
Lifetime ISA available NOW – 12 myths about the new Lifetime ISA image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 09:37:00 AM
.... . Savers will receive a government bonus of 25% on any savings put into their account. ...
Gender pay gaps must be declared by UK companies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 10:57:09 PM
....Women and Equalities minister Justine Greening said "helping women to reach their full potential isn't only the right thing to do, it makes good economic sense". Public, private and voluntary sector firms are now all required to disclose average pay for men and women, including any bonuses. ...
Banks and building societies snub Lifetime Isa launch image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 10:57:02 PM
....One of them - Hargreaves Lansdown - said 1,000 accounts had been opened by mid-day on Thursday. The savings product was the brainchild of former Chancellor George Osborne, and offers savers a 25% annual bonus. ...
Deliveroo accused of 'creating vocabulary' to avoid calling couriers employees image
....Do say: Fee per delivery, eg: “The fee-per-delivery payment system has been designed to allow you to maximise your fees with complete flexibility. ” Don’t say: Piece rate/delivery bonus/delivery rate/drop fee, eg: “Working on a piece rate allows you to earn more at busy times. ...
Should we legislate against the gender pay gap? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 01:25:35 PM
....Certainly, the government is making moves to tackle the issue. From Thursday, UK employers with more than 250 staff will be required by law to collect data so they can publish their gender pay gap, gender bonus gap and the number of women and men who get a bonus. ...
Lifetime ISA: Everything you need to know about the new LISA savings account  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 12:55:00 PM
. The state-backed scheme aims to help people save for a home or life after work by providing a 25 per cent bonus on cash in the account. ...

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