By FT Moral Money

Are CEO salaries out of control?

Last year, the median pay for the UK’s FTSE 100 CEOs was 80 times the median salary of their employees. As Patrick Temple-West reports, in the US the gulf is even greater, with S&P 500 CEOs earning on average 245 times more. The massive disparity has prompted criticism from many investors, with even billionaire Carl Icahn describing such wage gaps as “unconscionable”.

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