Sir Martin Sorrell has warned that slowing revenue growth at his advertising company WPP appears to be early signs of business nerves over Brexit.
Britain’s fund managers have written to the top 350 public companies telling them to publish how much their chief executives make compared with the average employee and to justify the amounts paid out each year.
The bosses of Britain’s largest public companies earned an average of £5.5m last year, and have enjoyed a 10% pay rise while wages in the rest of the economy lag far behind.
Bernie Ecclestone has said he believes that Vladimir Putin should be put in charge of Europe, Donald Trump would make an excellent US president and immigration has brought no benefits whatsoever to the UK.
Opec struggles to speak with a single voice these days, so it was always a wobbly assumption that the cartel of oil producers would be able to agree a deal with non-members, such as Russia, to curb output.
Sir Martin Sorrell, the chief executive and founder of advertising giant WPP, has launched a passionate defence of his controversial £63m bonus deal in the wake of last week’s explosive start to the annual general meeting season.
Banks, miners, energy groups and building materials specialists are among companies in shareholders’ sights as discontent mounts over exorbitant pay deals for boardroom bosses.