Tackling the pay gap from both ends
Issues of pay and income are being tackled at both ends of the spectrum, reports Philip Barron
Church Action on Poverty, the ecumenical Christian social-justice charity, which has been championing the cause of low-paid workers through its Living Wage campaign, is now backing a call for a High Pay Commission to be set up that would launch a wide-ranging review of pay ‘at the top’. Using the slogan ‘Close the gap’, Church Action on Poverty says that a commission should consider proposals to restrict excessive remuneration, such as maximum wage ratios and changes to the way bonuses are taxed.
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