During the pandemic the industry either relied heavily on government support or made significant profits. Rewards are not being fairly shared but companies can begin to make plans to reduce the gaps that exist.

Despite some high-profile reports of executive pay cuts, these were mainly superficial or short-term, it said.

The next highest chief executive to employee ratio was at oil giant BP, where former boss Bob Dudley was paid 543 times more than the lowest paid worker last year.

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In August, a report by the CIPD, the professional body, and the High Pay Centre, said the UKs biggest listed companies had failed to address their bosses huge salaries during the coronavirus pandemic.

Nor have firms addressed a culture of excessive bonuses.

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