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UK: Underperforming vice-chancellors may lose pay
The UK's main lecturers' union has welcomed proposals for vice-chancellors to have a portion of their pay withheld if they fail to perform well in their job, writes Hannah Fearn for Times Higher Education. Individual heads could lose up to 10% of their pay under the plans set out this week by Will Hutton in his final report on fair pay in the public sector.

An interim report published in December revealed that universities had the highest pay differential between the top and bottom earners across the public sector, with vice-chancellors earning on average 15.35 times the salary of porters and cleaners. For Russell Group universities, the ratio rose to 19:1.
Full report on the Times Higher Education site
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