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High pay | Shell CEO's salary rises to 143 times the UK average

Shell CEO's salary rises to 143 times the UK average

The chief executive of oil-company Shell has come under fire after his pay more than double last year to more than €20m (£17m) – meaning he is earning 143 times the average UK employee’s salary.

The BBC reports that Ben van Beurden's total salary in 2017, which was approximately €9m (£7.7m), prompted a shareholder revolt. However, the firm's Remuneration Committee (RemCo) said the new ratio was "consistent" with those in the top 30 companies listed in London.

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