Earnings rose by an unusual high of 2.1% in the latest quarter but only because bonuses were paid in April, rather than March, to benefit from the new 45p rate.
The new report from the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards busts the myth that pay has fallen since the crash.
The government's posturing is about little more than saying enough to keep the eurosceptics quiet.
RBS has announced losses of over £5.1bn and bonuses of £679m, after being bailed out by the taxpayer. Through Stephen Hester's sleight of hand, we are expected to believe that this has been a “chastening year” for the bank.
A Leveson-style inquiry would expose the web of patronage and lobbying.
Financiers' immunity from justice mirrors their insulation from recession.
Britain has always valued a sense of fair play. It is time to demand a fair banking system.
Don't believe he myth that Barclays didn’t benefit from state support.
Gesture politics are good for only one thing: taking the edge off public outrage.
It was Labour's plan to hold a Commons vote that forced the RBS chief to give up his £1m bonus.