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'Fat cat Thursday' as top bosses' pay overtakes UK workers'

If you earn an average UK salary, by the end of today a top boss will have earned more than you do all year.
In fact, it takes a top chief executive just three days to earn £28,758.
The day has been declared "Fat Cat Thursday" by think tank the High Pay Centre and HR industry body the CIPD, which calculated the figure.
The gap between executive pay and the rest of the workforce remains huge despite top bosses' pay dropping by a fifth last year.
The average boss of one of the UK's largest 100 listed firms earned £4.5m last year, down from £5.4m the year before.
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