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London City workers criticize pay gaps, declining ethics – St Paul’s poll

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(A placard is balanced on a statue outside St Paul's Cathedral in central London November 6, 2011. REUTERS/Paul Hackett)

Most London City workers believe there is too great a gap between rich and poor in Britain and that traders, company bosses and stockbrokers are paid too much, a survey by a think-tank linked to St Paul's cathedral said on Monday.

Released to mark the 25th anniversary of financial deregulation in Britain, the survey found most of those polled believed the so-called "Big Bang" -- which created the City in its current form -- had resulted in less ethical behaviour.

Publication of the report, originally due last month, was delayed as controversy engulfed the church over its handing of an "Occupy" protest encamped in front of the cathedral demanding greater wealth equality and financial reform.

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