UK - Directors' pay in small cap companies has increased by 3.5% during the last 12 months, according to a survey released by the Institute of Directors.
Its survey of directors in UK companies outside the FTSE250, noted that the rise was “very much in line with the rest of the workforce” and only a little above inflation.
IoD director general George Cox said: “Directors’ salaries are always a subject of controversy, particularly when associated with news headlines about ‘fat cats’.
“These stories paint a distorted picture of the truth about directors’ earnings, as this report proves.”
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As a hectic 2018 draws to an end, Jonathan Stapleton wishes readers a quieter 2019.