The bosses of leading City firms are to be made more accountable for their actions under proposals that could make them wait up to seven years for their bonuses and potentially be jailed if their banks fail.
Former WH Smith boss Kate Swann enjoyed a bumper payday on Thursday as she collected £3.7m in cash from the sale of shares and a special bonus on the successful flotation of SSP, the company which runs shops and food outlets in airports and railway stations.
Burberry has made an eleventh-hour attempt to clarify why it has awarded a £440,000 allowance to chief executive, Christopher Bailey, issuing a supplementary note to shareholders.
How long is the long term? Dominic Rossi of Fidelity Worldwide Investment has almost been a lone voice in the fund management world in arguing that directors should be forced to hold incentive shares for a lot longer than the standard three years.
Big stock market investors are not doing enough to push companies to ensure bosses' pay deals reflect their long-term performance, according to one of the biggest fund managers.
WPP will face protest votes against a pay policy that could lead to its chief executive and founder, Sir Martin Sorrell, earning more than £100m in share awards over the next three years.
Royal Bank of Scotland is expected to face shareholder attacks at its annual meeting on Wednesday after paying out £3.4bn in bonuses in the past four years.
Banks across the EU have been put on notice that regulators are preparing fresh guidelines to ensure they do not breach a cap on bonuses.
Royal Bank of Scotland has handed its new finance director almost £2m in shares on his first day in the job at the bailed out bank.
Oil companies BG Group and Petrofac suffered shareholder revolts against excessive executive "golden hello" payments on Thursday.
'We don't want to do this at all....Sadly because of the EU directive we've had to change'.
Barclays will begin to hand out bonuses on Friday to its 140,000 staff around the world from a bonus pool expected to be bigger than last year's.
Citigroup is set to pay most of its investment bankers in Europe at least half of their bonuses in cash, as US banks push ahead with moves to hand star employees the most generous pay deals in the industry.