Tackling the pay gap from both ends

Issues of pay and income are being tackled at both ends of the spectrum, reports Philip Barron

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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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