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'Spectacular' share payouts for executives

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Company bosses in the UK's top listed firms have seen a big rise in their earnings.

The pay monitoring group, Income Data Services, says directors in FTSE 100 companies - some of which are foreign owned - enjoyed a 49% increase in their total remuneration in the past year, while chief executives' pay was up by 46%.

Steve Tatton of Income Data Services explains the trends behind rising remuneration.


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