Comments on: Fat cats have little to fear from Cameron curbs Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: frankapolitical Sun, 08 Jan 2012 09:05:04 +0000 The problem is that top pay and share performance have diverged. The owners of companies are making a loss while only the top employees are helping themselves to large sums. In a no lose situation for them. It is a kind of theft.
A variation of a very good scheme we had was that as share bonus one would get to buy shares at todays prices three/five years from now (number of shares depending on seniority and performance). The cash bonus would be a percentage 10-30% of salary depending also on seniority and performance. This ensures that the company has to do well in the long term for big bucks to be earned.
Govt should not regulate the amount but set the bonus framework under law in addition to making shareholder vote binding.