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BT is handing its outgoing chief executive Ian Livingston almost £9m in bonuses before he takes up the unpaid role of trade minister in the coalition government.
Almost two thirds of Britain's financial services firms have raised salaries for their top employees to compensate for an incoming European Union cap on bonuses.
Paul Walsh, the former boss of drinks company Diageo, is to be paid £80,000 a year to continue to represent his former employer in the Scotch whisky industry after receiving almost £15m in cash and long-term bonuses from the company in its most recent financial year.
The troubled Co-operative Bank is facing a claim of £1m from former employees who argue that they were due bonuses from the business.
HSBC is considering increasing the salaries of its bankers around the world in response to the cap on bonuses being implemented by the European Union.
Tushar Morzaria, Barclays' new finance director from JP Morgan Chase, is an unknown in the UK but the bank has got a few things right in the appointment.
Barclays faces a multimillion pound bill to lure its new finance director, Tushar Morzaria, across the Atlantic from a senior role at a US bank.
The row over bankers' pay has been reignited by data showing that more than 2,400 bankers in the City were paid in excess of €1m (£870,000) in 2011.
The Financial Services Authority paid three of its former directors a combined total of more than £800,000 after they quit the now defunct City regulator.
The Bank of England is to begin consulting over a pay code for top City firms next year to incorporate the recommendation of an influential parliamentary report that bonuses should be deferred over 10 years.
Nokia's former chief executive reportedly turned down a request from the Finnish company's chairman to waive part of his controversial £16m golden goodbye, on the grounds that he is going through a divorce.