"Directors' earnings can still grow significantly"

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“These figures show that directors' earnings can still grow significantly as a result of a complex mix of incentives"

Steve Tatton of Incomes Data Services, which has published research today which shows senior executives in the UK’s biggest companies have seen their average earnings go up by more than a quarter in the past year. Earnings increased by an average of 27 per cent, largely due to the introduction of long term, share-based incentive plans.