“How can you tell us one man is worth £36,000 after tax and does not play in the Premier League?”

Business quote of the day.

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“How can you tell us one man is worth £36,000 after tax and does not play in the Premier League?”
 
An angry shareholder demands an answer from Centrica chief executive Sam Laidlaw during its tense general meeting yesterday.
 
Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, which increased its prices by 6 per cent in December, is set to make £1.4bn in profit in 2013.
 
Laidlaw also holds lucrative roles at HSBC and the Department for Transport.